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James Dwyer

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James Dwyer

Associate Lecturer

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jmdwyer@utas.edu.au

James Dwyer is an Associate Lecturer in Policing and Emergency Management at the School of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Law and Education, and is the Coordinator of the Tasmania Police Promotions Courses within the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies).

Biography

Before his current role as an Associate Lecturer in policing and emergency management, James was a Teaching Fellow in police studies with the University of Tasmania.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • BSocSc, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2013
  • BA (1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 2014

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Institute for International Affairs
Australian Political Studies Association
Tasmanian Institute for Law Enforcement Studies

Teaching

Teaching expertise

James coordinates the Tasmania Police promotional pathway of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Policing Practices), and coordinates the following units:

PEM101 Integrity and Governance in Policing

PEM303 Frontline Supervision in Policing

PEM304 Tactical Command and Control in Policing

PEM305 Advanced Leadership and Governance

PEM306 Supervising Command and Control in Policing

Teaching responsibility

  • Course Coordinator for the Tasmania Police Sergeants Qualifying Course
  • Course Coordinator for the Tasmania Police Front Line Supervisors Course

Unit coordinator for:

  • HSP104 Integrity and Governance in Policing
  • HSP108 What is Policing
  • HSP109 Policing in Diverse Contexts
  • HSP316 Policing, Leadership and Governance
  • HSP319 Supervising Command and Control in Policing
  • HSP325 Social Research in Professional Practice A
  • HSP326 Social Research in Professional Practice B

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Expertise

James specialises in strategic studies, with a focus on nuclear deterrence and nuclear strategy. In particular, James’ research addresses the effects of ballistic missile defence on nuclear deterrence and great power competition within Europe and the Indo-Pacific.

Research Themes

James' research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. His research interests include understanding how ballistic missile defence programs affects nuclear deterrence and international security, particularly in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. James also researches non-traditional security threats, including terrorism/counter-terrorism and cyberwarfare, and looks at what effects these non-traditional threats have on our understanding of security.

Research fields

  • ballistic missile defence
  • international security
  • nuclear deterrence
  • strategic studies
  • cyberwarfare
  • terrorism/counter-terrorism
  • active armed offenders

Fields of Research

  • International relations (440808)
  • Humanitarian disasters, conflict and peacebuilding (440402)
  • Police administration, procedures and practice (440211)

Research Objectives

  • National security (140109)
  • Defence and security policy (230301)
  • Law enforcement (230404)
  • Peace and conflict (230305)

Publications

Total publications

16

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2017Other Public OutputDwyer J, 'Explainer: what is ballistic missile defence - and would it stop a missile from North Korea?', The Conversation, online, 6 July 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2015Journal ArticleMcLean W, Dwyer J, 'Nuclear deterrence, missile systems and the security of Turkey in the 'new' Middle East', Insight Turkey, 17, (3) pp. 141-162. ISSN 1302-177X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: McLean W

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
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2016Dwyer J, 'Ballistic missile defence and the changing nature of deterrence: the US rebalance and China's nuclear strategy', US-China Law Review, 13, (6) pp. 474-490. ISSN 1548-6605 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17265/1548-6605/2016.06.004 [eCite] [Details]

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2015McLean W, Dwyer J, 'Nuclear deterrence, missile systems and the security of Turkey in the 'new' Middle East', Insight Turkey, 17, (3) pp. 141-162. ISSN 1302-177X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
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2021Dwyer J, 'Australia and ballistic missile defence: strategic uncertainty and uninvited participation in a new nuclear arms race', 2021 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference: Politics in the Age of Uncertainty, 20-22 September 2021, Virtual (Online), pp. 1-26. (2021) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Dwyer JM, 'Ballistic Missile Defence and the Changing Nature of Deterrence: The US Rebalance and China's Nuclear Strategy', Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2015, 28-30 September 2015, Canberra, pp. 1-25. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(12 outputs)
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2022Dwyer J, 'Weapons of Mass Destruction: What Are the Chances Russia Will Use a Nuclear or Chemical Attack on Ukraine?', News Article, The Conversation, Melbourne, Australia, March 16, 2022, pp. 1-4. (2022) [Magazine Article]

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2022Dwyer J, '3 ways Russia has shown military 'incompetence' during its invasion of Ukraine', Newspaper, The Conversation, Melbourne, Australia (2022) [Magazine Article]

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2022Dwyer J, 'How do anti-tank missiles work and how helpful might they be for Ukraine's soldiers?', News Article, The Conversation, Australia, 09 March 2022, pp. 1-4. (2022) [Magazine Article]

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2022Dwyer JM, ''Would Vladimir Putin Really Use Nuclear Weapons?', Interview with Busan English Broadcasting', Radio Interview, Busan Broadcasting Corporation, South Korea, 30 March 2022 (2022) [Media Interview]

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2018Bartkowiak-Theron IMF, Dwyer JM, O'Shea BJ, 'Teaching partnerships in police higher education: An exciting time to reflect', Policing Insight, online, 22 January 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; O'Shea BJ

2017Dwyer J, 'Explainer: what is ballistic missile defence - and would it stop a missile from North Korea?', The Conversation, online, 6 July 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Dwyer JM, 'National TV interview with ABC News 24's News Breakfast program' (2017) [Media Interview]

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2016Dwyer JM, 'The anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and the role of nuclear weapons today', 936 Hobart with Melanie Tait, Australian Broadcasting Company, Tasmania (2016) [Media Interview]

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2015Dwyer JM, 'North Korea's submarine missile firing raises the nuclear stakes', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, May 18 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Dwyer JM, 'Australia can have ballistic missile defence - doesn't mean we should', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, May 27 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Dwyer JM, 'North Korea deploys sub fleet - and the US can't find them', The Wire, @SER and Radio Adelaide, Australia, 24 August (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Dwyer JM, 'North Korea's Nuclear Testing More Advanced Than Anticipated?', 2SER 107.3 Radio, Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd, Australia (2015) [Media Interview]

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Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPolicy Making in Crisis Times: a comparison of firearms law reform in Australia, Britain, and Canada2022
PhDDisaster victim identification (DVI): Building on insights from previous experience to strengthen preparedness and collaboration in post-disaster environments2023