Honae Cuffe holds a PhD in History from the University of Newcastle, where her research explored Australia’s foreign policy tradition from the interwar period until the early Cold War, focusing on the channels pursued by Australia to integrate national interests within the strategic outlooks of both regional powers and powerful friends, and the parallels in contemporary affairs.
Honae has worked in public history, teaching, and research roles across the public service and university sector. Honae’s research interests include history, contemporary public policy, research methods, and pedagogy. They have published widely across these topics. Honae is currently a Research Officer at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.