Dr Scott Burchill is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Deakin University.

Before joining Deakin University in 1990 he was a political officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Indochina & Europe desks) in Canberra. He has taught at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Tasmania. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the Peacekeeping Centre at the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre in Newcastle and the Army Command and Staff College in Queenscliff. Since 1999 he has also lectured at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.

He is the author of The National Interest in International Relations Theory (Palgrave, London 2005), and co-editor of and contributor to Theories of International Relations, (5th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2013),  Global Crises And Risks (Oxford University Press, Melbourne 2008) and Australia in the World (Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1996).

In 2010 Scott was invited by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to sit on the VCE International Studies Review Panel, which devised and developed a new curriculum for Year 12 students.

In 2012 Scott was appointed study specialist vetter for VCE Global Politics by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Co-winner of the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Communication, Marketing and 'Positioning'.

Scott appears regularly on 774 Melbourne ABC Radio with Jon Faine, ABC News Breakfast TV (ABC1 & ABC24) and The Project (Channel 10).  He also writes for The Age, The Drum and The Conversation.