DR Denis Dragovic

DR Denis Dragovic


  • Religion in the context of conflict and post-conflict statebuilding



  • Denis Dragovic researches the consequences of war on society and the state. His professional career has spanned over a decade as a consultant to various UN agencies and as a senior leader with international NGOs in conflict and post-conflict environments in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He holds a PhD in political theology from the University of St Andrews, UK, where he studied the role of religious institutions in post-conflict statebuilding and a Masters of Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is currently a Senior Member in the Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal where he holds responsibilities for hearing appeals by asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected by the Australian government. His current research builds upon his prior research and focuses on practical elements of refugee decision making. More information can be found at www.denisdragovic.com   


Member of

  • Council of Australiasian Tribunals. member 2017 -
  • International Association of Refugee Law judges. member 2017 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of St Andrews 2014
  • MSFS, Georgetown University 2000
  • B.Eng, Adelaide University 1996