Professor Paul Cornish was appointed Professorial Fellow in Cyber Security at the National Security College, Australian National University, in January 2017.
Professor Cornish was educated at the University of St Andrews (MA Hons Modern History) and the London School of Economics (MSc Econ International Relations), and completed his PhD in Strategic Studies at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he served as an armoured officer in the British Army’s Royal Tank Regiment in the 1980s and then as senior analyst in the Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
In the early 1990s Professor Cornish embarked upon an academic/policy research career, holding senior posts at several leading UK research institutes and universities. He was Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House; taught strategic and security studies at the UK Defence Academy and the University of Cambridge; and directed the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London. Professor Cornish then returned to Chatham House as the inaugural Carrington Professor in International Security and head of the institute’s International Security Research Programme. He held professorial research/teaching appointments at the University of Bath and at the University of Exeter, where was a founding director of the university’s Strategy & Security Institute; and was Research Group Director for Defence, Security and Infrastructure at Rand Europe, the public policy research institute.
He teaches Cyberintelligence and security NSPO8009 (with Professor Roger Bradbury) at the ANU National Security College.