Timothy Doyle

Timothy Doyle

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Professor Timothy Doyle, B.A. Hons. (Melb), M.A. High Distinction (Adel), Ph.D. (Griffith), is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he teaches Global Environmental Politics, International Political Economy and Political Fiction. He is Founding Chair of The Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC) in the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts.

He also holds other university affiliations. He is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at Keele University in the United Kingdom. At Keele, he served as Founding Head of the Research Centre for Politics, International Relations and Environment (RC for SPIRE). Doyle is also Distinguished Research Fellow at the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI), Curtin University, Western Australia.

Professor Doyle has taught and contributed to university courses in the United Kingdom, the United States, Malaysia, India and Australia and has been a dedicated environmental and human rights activist since the 1980s.

In 2014, the Commonwealth of Australia appointed Professor Doyle as Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Academic Group (IORAG) for 2014 – 15 with a remit to encourage and lead closer academic cooperation and output on Indian Ocean issues and projects relevant to IORA members. The IORA Academic Group, based in Ebene, Mauritius, was created to provide an opportunity to build bridges and increase networking between the three tiers of government, the private sector and academia within the Indian Ocean Rim. In 2016, he was reappointed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to continue as the Australian Government Academic Focal Point for the Indian Ocean Rim from 2016 to 2019.

Currently, Doyle is Project Leader for the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2012-2016) entitled: ‘Building and Indian Ocean Region.’ The remit: ‘The Indian Ocean Region, of vital geopolitical importance to Australia, is the heart of the Third World - overwhelmed by chronic poverty, precarious political systems, and conflicting ethno-religious identities. This project will document attempts at constructing regional identities and institutions, and facilitate the process of building a secure Region’.

He is the current Chief Editor of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Routledge: London); and serves on the editorial board of the international journal Social Movement Studies (Routledge: London). He is Series Editor of the Introductions to Environment – Society and Environment Series for Routledge, and also serves as Series Editor, with Phil Catney, of the Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy Series, Routledge, Oxford. He is Founding Director of Human and Environmental Security for the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) based in Chandigarh and Perth.

Professor Doyle has published widely in a diverse range of journals including Third World Quarterly, Geopolitics, Environmental Politics, Critical Social Policy, Social Movement Studies, Mobilization, Australian Journal of Political Science, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, and Social Alternatives.

Research Interests

Professor Doyle’s research interests include: the Politics and International Relations of the Environment; Politics and International Relations of the Indian Ocean Region; Indo-Pacific Governance; International Political Economy; Human and Environmental Security; and Political Fiction.

Several of these interests converge in two of his most recent books, 'Dyandi': A Novel, (Melbourne Books: Melbourne, Australia 2014), is a piece of political fiction which documents environmental destruction and militant green resistance in the Philippines. Also, in 2015, he published a work of non-fiction alongside Sanjay Chaturvedi, entitled 'Climate Terror: a Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change' which has been reviewed and critically acclaimed in a number of international journals.

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Liminal Boundaries and Vulnerabilities to Radicalisation in the Context of Securitisation of Migration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yvonne Jazz Rowa
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The Development of IGAD as a Distinctively African Regional Security Community for the Horn of Africa with Case Studies of South Sudan and Somalia Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Stephen Gatkak Chan
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Foreign Policy Think Tanks: Challenging or Building Consensus on India's Pakistan Policy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Stuti Bhatnagar
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Indian Ocean Maritime Security: Risk-based International Policy Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lee George Cordner
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Chinese Environmental Cosmopolitanization 2000-2010 Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Dr Beverly Beasley
    2011 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The Kurdish and Iraqi Counter-Quests for Nationhood The Transformation of Iraqi Kurdistan into Quasi-State Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aram Rafaat
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor ASYLUM SEEKERS AND AUSTRALIAN POLITICS, 1996-2007 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bette Wright
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Think Tanks, Discourse, and the Promotion of Non-Traditional Security in Asia: An Examination of Think Tank Ideational Influence on Asian Security Governance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Erin Catherine Zimmerman
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor The Diffusion of International Climate Governance Norms: A Critical Constructivist Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hayley Louise Stevenson
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The Myth of Prosperity: Globalization and the South Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Viraj Thacker
    2003 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Community Gardening As Social Action: The Australian Community Gardening Movement and Repertoires for Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Claire Elizabeth Nettle
    2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Ethics of Japan's Global Environmental Policy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Midori Kagawa-Fox
    2001 - 2005 Co-Supervisor SUSTAINABILITY IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BAMENDA AND YAOUNDE, CAMEROON Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eric Achankeng
    2000 - 2004 Co-Supervisor PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDONESIAN EIA PROCESS: PROCESS, PERCEPTIONS, AND ALTERNATIVES Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dadang Purnama
    1998 - 2002 Principal Supervisor ECOPOLIS Towards an Integrated Theory for the Design, Development and Maintenance of Ecological Cities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Paul Downton
    1998 - 2002 Co-Supervisor A REVIEW OF ISSUES RELATING TO THE DISPOSAL OF URBAN WASTE IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE AND ADELAIDE: An Environmental History Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip Nicholls
    1998 - 2003 Principal Supervisor The Politics of Precaution: An Eco-political Investigation of Agricultural Gene Technology Policy in Australia, 1992-2000 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Melissa Risely
    1997 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Transnational Energy Projects and Green Politics in Thailand and Burma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Adam Simpson
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Global Faultlines - -
    2010 - ongoing Editor-In-chief Journal of the Indian Ocean Region - -
    2008 - ongoing Board Member Social Movement Studies: journal of social, cultural and political protest - -

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