Resilient Peace Staff

David Mickler is a Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at UWA. He is also the Founding Coordinator of the UWA Africa Research Cluster and Coordinator of the Master of International Relations program. David is also the Founding Co-Chair (with M. Ramutsindela) of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Global Africa Group. In Spring 2017 he was a Visiting Researcher at the African Union Commission in Ethiopia. David has a PhD in International Relations from Murdoch University, Perth (2009).

Previously, David was Chair of the Political Science and International Relations discipline at UWA (2015-16); Co-Editor of the Australasian Review of African Studies (ARAS) (2015-16), and Convenor of the 39th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) (2016). Prior to joining UWA, David was a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Melbourne (2010-14) and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (2013).

David’s research sits at the intersection of International Relations and African Studies. His research agenda has two main strands. The first examines the regional politics of security and governance in Africa, with a focus on the African Union. He is particularly interested in the role of African regional organisations in managing conflict and mitigating human insecurity on the continent. The second strand of his research explores the various dimensions of contemporary Australia-Africa engagement, particularly in terms of diplomatic relations, education and research collaboration, and people-to-people links.

Work Packages


Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding


Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications


Webinar in Perth, Australia, May 2018


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation