Dr Trevor Findlay is a Principal Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has a BA Honours degree in political science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He is an Associate Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he was a tenured professor for ten years, director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance and held the William and Jeanie Barton Chair. In addition he an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, where he was a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow for four years. He is also the Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs. He served for thirteen years in the Australian diplomatic service, followed by academic appointments at the ANU’s Peace Research Centre and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and seven years as Executive Director of the London-based non-governmental organization, the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre.
Dr Findlay’s teaching and research specializations include disarmament, arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear security, global nuclear governance and the future of nuclear energy. He is the author and editor of several books, most recently Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Nonproliferation (Routledge: London, 2011). Professor Findlay’s most recent study is Proliferation Alert! The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting, published by the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University in November. He is currently writing a book on the IAEA and global nuclear crises.