Melissa-Ellen Dowling

Melissa-Ellen Dowling

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Dr Melissa-Ellen Dowling is a Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests centre around democratic resilience, foreign interference, digital information operations, and national security policy. Currently, Dr Dowling is engaged in projects exploring cyber information operations and their impact on Australian democracy. She is Co-Investigator on a Defence-sponsored project, Countering Foreign Interference, which models democratic resilience to counter foreign interference in Australia, and is also conducting research on the use of digital information warfare techniques by non-state actors. Dr Dowling is the author of Writing Russia (Routledge, 2021), and has published commentary on digital disinformation with British Politics and Policy (London School of Economics), The Stretton Institute (The University of Adelaide), and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

    Expand
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2014 The University of Adelaide Australia BIntSt (hons)
    2013 The University of Adelaide Australia LLB
    Expand
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Dowling, M. E. (2020). Romancing Russia: The Effect of Emplotment on the Representation of a Nation. Rethinking History, 24(3-4), 523-542.
    DOI
    2017 Dowling, M. -E. (2017). A Socio-Political Model of Lies in Russia. Putin Against the Personal. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), 373-374.
    DOI
    2017 Dowling, M. -E. (2017). Return to Cold War. East European Politics, 33(2), 316-317.
    DOI
    Dowling, M. -E. (n.d.). Democracy under Siege: foreign interference in a digital era. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 1-5.
    DOI
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Dowling, M. -E., & Legrand, T. (2021). Countering Foreign Interference: Introducing a Research Agenda for Building Democratic Resilience in Australia.
    2021 Dowling, M. -E., & Legrand, T. (2021). Countering Foreign Interference: Digital Democracy and the Risk of Foreign Interference in Australia.
    2021 Dowling, M. -E., & Legrand, T. (2021). Countering Foreign Interference: Vulnerabilities in Australia's Participatory Processes.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2020 Dowling, M. -E. (2020). The Digital Dilemma: Countering Foreign Interference. The Stretton Institute.
    2020 Dowling, M. -E. (2020). Has digitisation weakened democracy's defences?. LSE Blog.

Course Co-Ordinator:

POLIS2114 Approaches in International Relations (2019)

Tutor:

POLIS2013 Terrorism and Global Politics (2020)

POLIS1102 Introduction to Global Politics (2017-2019)

POLIS2114 Approaches in International Relations (2019)

POLIS2104 The Ethics of War and Peace (2018)

POLIS1104 Introduction to Comparative Politics (2017)

Marker:

POLIS3002 International Security (2019)

ASIA2024 Asian Giants: Japan, China, and India (2019)

POLIS3001 Citizenship and Globalisation (2019 and 2020)

Strategic Cultures and Unconventional Conflict (2017)

Guest Lectures:

"The Language of Nationality in Histories of World War II" for HIST3057 Nations and Nationalism (2019)

"EU-Russia Relations" for POLIS2011 Europe Today (2017 and 2018)

"An Introduction to Social Capital" for Strategic Cultures and Unconventional Conflict (2018)

Melissa has also delivered lectures on Marxism and Post-Colonialism in the context of International Relations as part of the course, Approaches in International Relations

    Expand
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member The Stretton Institute Australia

Connect With Me
External Profiles