School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Dr David Lovell

Dr David W. Lovell

International and Political Studies Program

Head of School

Phone: +61 2 6268 8844
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Professional Background

David W. Lovell is a Professor in International and Political Studies in UNSW @ ADFA. He was born and raised in Adelaide, where he completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees; he went to Canberra in 1981 to write his PhD under the supervision of Prof Eugene Kamenka in the History of Ideas Unit at ANU. He has been a member of the UNSW since 1983, first at RMC Duntroon, and now at ADFA. During the early 1990s, he edited The Political Theory Newsletter, and was managing editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science. In 1992, he was the Australian Parliamentary Political Science Fellow, and since 1993 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, and is co-editor of its journal, The European Legacy. He was a participant in the China-Australia Joint Seminar on Civil Society in Beijing in 1999, and was a member of the Australian government delegation to the Second Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, held in The Hague, May 2001. He is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP). He was Head of the School of Politics at UNSW @ ADFA from 2001–2003, Presiding Member of the Research Committee, 2003–2004, Acting Rector in 2004, and Deputy Rector (Special Projects) in 2008.

Research Interests

His books include:

Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision