DR Trevor Findlay

DR Trevor Findlay




  • Dr Trevor Findlay is a Principal Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences. He has a BA Honours degree in political science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He is an Associate Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he was a tenured professor for ten years, director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance and held the William and Jeanie Barton Chair. In addition he is an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he was a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow for four years. He is also a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs. He served for thirteen years in the Australian diplomatic service, followed by academic appointments at the ANU’s Peace Research Centre and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and seven years as Executive Director of the London-based non-governmental organization, the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre. Dr Findlay’s teaching and research specializations include disarmament, arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear security, global nuclear governance and the future of nuclear energy. He is the author and editor of several books, most recently Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Nonproliferation (Routledge: London, 2011). Professor Findlay’s most recent study is Proliferation Alert! The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting, published by the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University in November. He is currently writing a book on the IAEA and global nuclear crises.    


Member of

  • UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. Member 2011 -


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Additional Grant Information

  • In January 2016 Dr Findlay was awarded a grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for a two-year research project on the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in nuclear security.   


Education and training

  • Dr, Australian National University
  • MA, Australian National University 1977
  • BA Hons, University of Melbourne 1974