Researcher biography

Dr Paul Belesky is the Associate Director in the Australia Geopolitics Hub at KPMG and an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland (UQ). His research expertise includes geopolitics and economics, public policy, sustainable development, international relations, non-traditional security, foreign policy and trade.

He holds a PhD in International Political Economy and Masters Degree in International Studies (International Relations) from UQ. He has ten years of experience in the Higher Education sector, working in research roles for institutes and universities including the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, the Global Change Institute at UQ, and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is a member of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society at the Australian National University.

Previously, he was an associate member of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, based near Oslo, Norway.

For several years, he worked as a Sessional Lecturer and Tutor teaching international relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ. His teaching experience includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Globalisation and International Political Economy, Global Security, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.

He has presented his research at Peking University, The Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oslo and the University of Warwick.