Gordon Peake, LL.B (Queen's, Belfast); M.Phil (Oxford); D.Phil (Oxford)
Visiting Fellow, State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
Dr Gordon Peake has been a Visiting Fellow at SSGM since mid-2011 where he has been writing a book entitled Beloved Land: Stories of Timor-Leste which will be published in 2013. He has published on Timor-Leste in a range of scholarly journals such as Disasters and International Peacekeeping and in a number of edited volumes.
Prior to coming to SSGM, Gordon worked as a Senior Policy Adviser to the Australian Federal Police Program in Timor-Leste and, before that, taught at Princeton University.
Gordon has undertaken extensive policy work in the area of law and justice and, in the last year, has conducted consulting assignments in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. He is a frequent contributor to the Australian media.
Conflict and peace building; narrative histories of the Pacific; law and justice reform; monitoring and evaluation
- 2012 “Playing Pool at the Hard Rock Cafe’ in Damian Grenfell (ed) Traversing Customary Community and Modern Nation-Formation in Timor-Leste’ pp.31-5
- 2012 “An Increased Spotlight: Australia in Timor-Leste” Security Challenges 8: 4, pp.73-83
- 2011 “Partnerships and International Policing: TheReach and Limits of Policy Processes, International Peacekeeping, 18:5, 612-626