Tim Legrand

Dr Tim Legrand

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Associate Professor Tim Legrand joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in July 2018. He has previously held research and lecturing positions in the National Security College at the Australian National University, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University, and also held visiting research fellowships at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Johns Hopkins University, the University of East Anglia and The University of Stockholm. His PhD in Political Science, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, was awarded by the University of Birmingham in 2008. 

Tim is adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Centre for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, Co-Convenor of the APSA Policy Studies Research Group, and is the former Secretary-Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association. 

Connect with my latest research and download pre–print versions of my work at my website: www.timlegrand.org



Tim's research is concerned with national and international dimensions of global security decision–making, particularly in transnational networks and institutions.

My work traverse a range of security themes, principally in global blacklisting and sanctions, cyber security and critical infrastructure, terrorism, political violence and political exclusion. This research is distinctive in its cross-pollination of public administration (law, sociology and public policy) literatures and International Relations (critical security studies, global governance) perspectives to navigate the complex terrain of security in domestic and international spaces.

I engage widely with governments, NGOs and IGOs. My work of proscription and blacklisting has been used in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and by the Swiss Refugee Council and United Nations. Within Australia, in 2013 I was appointed as an expert advisor to an Inquiry by the Commonwealth Inspector of Transport Security on aviation and maritime security. I have presented my research to the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, The Department of Home Affairs, Department of Defence, Australian Federal Police and Prime Minister & Cabinet.Within Australia, my work has also formed the basis of submissions to a Queensland Parliamentary committee, the COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation (2012) and the Commonwealth Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. In the UK, I have worked or engaged with the Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Departments of Health and Communities and Local Government. 

Grant–funded research:

I have been awarded more than $1m in research funding in the past three years. My funded projects all have the same imperative: to accurately identify emerging global security dilemmas and find resolutions or mechanisms to mitigate their impacts. The outcomes of this research feed directly into enhancing policy and practice for national governments, NGOs and International Organisations. 


  • ARC Discovery: The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Illiberal States (DP200102447, 20202023)

This collaborative research (with Professor Lee Jarvis: University of East Anglia, UK) pioneers Political Science scholarly analyses of global proscription powers. The project aims to investigate the use of anti-terrorism proscription powers in illiberal democracies after 2002. Although promulgated by the archetypal liberal institution – the United Nations – proscription powers are increasingly recognised as important tools of illiberal regimes in legitimising human rights abuses and suppressing political dissent. Using studies of Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the project explores the intersections of colonial proscription, UN anti–terrorism norms and illiberal regimes' security. The project will generate new comparative knowledge on the deployment of colonial instruments of control in the ‘war on terror’ and innovate conceptual insights into the global security politics of exclusion.


  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation (Special Programme on Security, Society and the State): The Architecture of Anglosphere Security Collaboration

This project innovates analysis of transgovernmental networks amongst Anglosphere states and the growing interdependency of global and national public policy-making. Here I focus on how elite policy officials form exclusive collaborative transgovernmental networks to resolve collective transnational challenges and transfer policy ideas. In this respect, my work engages with scholarship on transnational advocacy networks and global public policy networks. The empirical research on this topic looks at the dynamics of security networks in Anglophone countries, with a focus on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US. Spanning several major public policy domains – including intelligence (including the well-known Five Eyes network), borders & immigration, homeland security, policing and law – this research has charted the genesis and evolution of Anglosphere transgovernmental networks and comments on their impact on domestic political transparency and legitimacy. With an interdisciplinary Public Policy/ International Relations framework, the project expects to identify new transnational governance pathways that will inform understanding of contemporary security studies.


  • Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre: Cyber Security in the Anglosphere

This collaborative research, with Dr Nikola Pijovic, investigates the pathways of collaboration and cooperation in cyber security governance between the five countries of the Anglosphere. The increasing challenges of cyber security are legion – the onset of digital crime, IP theft, attacks on critical infrastructure, dissemination of digital disinformation, and more – and threats the stability of these five countries in different ways. This project explores the mechanisms of collaboration between these states with a view to determining whether and how such forms of cooperation can successfully safeguard the cyber landscape from its most egregious actors. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Associate Professor of Public Policy University of Canberra
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Legrand, T., & Stone, D. (2018). Science diplomacy and transnational governance impact. British Politics, 13(3), 392-408.
    2018 Fawcett, P., Legrand, T., Lewis, J., & O'Sullivan, S. (2018). Governance, public policy and boundary-making. Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(4), 480-489.
    2018 Legrand, T. (2018). “More symbolic—more political—than substantive”: an interview with James R. Clapper on the U.S. Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(2), 356-372.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2018 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2018). The Proscription or Listing of Terrorist Organisations: Understanding, Assessment, and International Comparisons. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(2), 199-215.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2017 Henschke, A., & Legrand, T. (2017). Counterterrorism policy in liberal-democratic societies: locating the ethical limits of national security. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 71(5), 544-561.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2017). ‘I am somewhat puzzled’: questions, audiences and securitization in the proscription of terrorist organizations. Security Dialogue, 48(2), 149-167.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS4
    2017 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2017). Preaching to the converted: parliament and the proscription ritual. Political Studies, 65(4), 947-965.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2016 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2016). Legislating for otherness: proscription powers and Parliamentary discourse. Review of International Studies, 42(3), 558-574.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS11
    2016 Legrand, T. (2016). Elite, exclusive and elusive: transgovernmental policy networks and iterative policy transfer in the Anglosphere. Policy Studies, 37(5), 440-455.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6
    2015 Legrand, T., & Vogel, L. (2015). The landscape of forensic intelligence research. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47(1), 16-26.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2015 Legrand, T., & Bronitt, S. (2015). Policing the G20 protests: 'Too much order with too little law' revisited. Queensland Review, 22(1), 3-14.
    DOI Scopus4
    2015 Legrand, T. (2015). Transgovernmental policy networks in the anglosphere. Public Administration, 93(4), 973-991.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS11
    2014 Legrand, T., & Vas, C. (2014). Framing the Policy Analysis of OECD and Australian VET Interaction: Two Heuristics of Policy Transfer. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16(3), 230-248.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2014 Legrand, T., & Jarvis, L. (2014). Enemies of the state: Proscription powers and their use in the United Kingdom. British Politics, 9(4), 450-471.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS7
    2012 Legrand, T. (2012). The merry mandarins of Windsor: Policy transfer and transgovernmental networks in the Anglosphere. Policy Studies, 33(6), 523-540.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS11
    2012 Legrand, T. (2012). Overseas and over here: Policy transfer and evidence-based policy-making. Policy Studies, 33(4), 329-348.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26
    2011 Legrand, T. (2011). Infrastructure Vulnerability and the Coordination of Government Responses. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    2005 Akhtar, P., Fawcett, P., Legrand, T., Marsh, D., & Taylor, C. (2005). Women in the political science profession. European Political Science, 4(3), 242-255.
    DOI Scopus11
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2020 Legrand, T., & Jarvis, L. (2020). Banning them, securing us? Terrorism, Parliament and the Ritual of Proscription. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
    2019 Legrand, T., & Jarvis, L. (Eds.) (2019). The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations: Modern Blacklisting in Global Perspective. Routledge.
    2019 Legrand, T., & Jarvis, L. (Eds.) (2019). The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations: Modern Blacklisting in Global Perspective. Routledge.
    2017 Legrand, T., & McConnell, A. (Eds.) (2017). Emergency Policy (Vol. 3). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Legrand, T. (2019). Sovereignty Renewed: Transgovernmental Policy Networks and the Global-Local Dilemma. In D. Stone, & K. Maloney (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    2019 Legrand, T. (2019). Transgovernmental Anglosphere Security Networks: the constitutive reduction of a shared identity. In B. Wellings, & A. Mycock (Eds.), The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location. Oxford University Press.
    2018 Legrand, T. (2018). Structure, Agency and Policy Learning: Australia's Multinational Corporations Dilemma. In C. A. Dunlop, C. M. Radaelli, & P. Trein (Eds.), Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcomes (pp. 215-242). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
    2018 Legrand, T., & Lister, M. (2018). From Precaution to Prejudice: Mistakes in Counter Terrorism. In A. Kruck, K. Oppermann, & A. Spencer (Eds.), Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations (pp. 33-53). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
    2017 Legrand, T., & Elliott, T. (2017). A new preventive justice framework for assessing counter-terrorism law and policy: Integrating effectiveness and legitimacy. In T. Tulich, R. Ananian-Welsh, S. Bronitt, & S. Murray (Eds.), Regulating Preventive Justice: Principle, Policy and Paradox (pp. 155-176). United Kingdom: Routledge.
    2015 Legrand, T. (2015). Banishing the enemies of all mankind: The effectiveness of proscribing terrorist organisations in Australia, Canada, the UK and US. In L. Smith, M. Wetherell, & G. Campbell (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism (pp. 151-168).
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Legrand, T., Bronitt, S., & Stewart, M. (2015). Evidence of the impact of counter-terrorism legislation. In G. Lennon, & C. Walker (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (pp. 297-312).
    2015 Legrand, T., & Hufnagel, S. (2015). Risk and Resilience: International Approaches to Vulnerable Infrastructure Protection. In U. Sinha (Ed.), Emerging Strategic Trends in Asia (pp. 245-264). New Delhi, India: Pentagon Press.
    2014 Legrand, T., & Mathews, R. (2014). Risk-based licensing and alcohol-related offences in the Australian Capital Territory. In E. Manton, R. Room, C. Giorgi, & M. Thorn (Eds.), Stemming the tide of alcohol : liquor licensing and the public interest (pp. 149-157). Australia: Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education.
    2014 Legrand, T. (2014). The citadel and its sentinels: State strategies for contesting cyberterrorism in the UK. In T. Chen, L. Jarvis, & S. Macdonald (Eds.), Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment, and Response (Vol. 9781493909629, pp. 137-154).
    DOI Scopus2
    2012 Legrand, T., & Bronitt, S. (2012). Policing to a Different Beat: Measuring Police Performance. In T. Prenzler (Ed.), Policing and Security in Practice Challenges and Achievements. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Legrand, T. (2017). Anglosphere Approaches to Counter-terrorism in Cyberspace. In M. Conway, L. Jarvis, O. Lehane, S. Macdonald, & L. Nouri (Eds.), Terrorists' Use of the Internet: assessment and response Vol. 136 (pp. 214-228). Dublin, Ireland: IOS Press.

2020 Chief Investigator. The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Illiberal States: ARC Discovery Project (DP200102447: 2020–2022, with Professor Lee Jarvis, University of East Anglia, UK)

2020 Chief Investigator: Cyber Security in the Anglosphere (Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre)

2018 Chief Investigator. ‘Tackling Transnational Threats: The Architecture of Anglosphere Security Collaboration’: Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation. Special Programme Security, Society and the State (AZ 09/KF/18)

2017 'Power, public policy and boundary–making', with Fawcett, P; Lewis, J; O’Sullivan, S.: Australian Political Studies Association Workshop Grants, 2017 

2016 ‘Governance of cyber security’: Macquarie Telecoms (2016).

Semester 2, 2020: International Security

Semester 1, 2020: Terrorism and Global Politics 

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134607
  • Email: tim.legrand@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 4
  • Room: 402
  • Org Unit: Politics and International Relations (POLIR)

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