Dr Nicholas Farrelly is Associate Dean in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. After graduating from the ANU in 2003 with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Asian Studies, he completed his MPhil and DPhil at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
After returning to Canberra from Oxford, in 2009 he was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security. Since 2011, Dr Farrelly has held a number of key teaching, research and managerial positions in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His academic specialty is the study of local politics and societies in Southeast Asia, a region where he maintains an active and wide-ranging research agenda.
As Associate Dean, Dr Farrelly also leads a portfolio of significant initiatives with corporate, government and civil society organisations. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.