Dr. Scott Flower is an Academic in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on Islamic Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy of Currencies, Strategic and Security Studies, International Development and Civil-Military Relations, and Polical and Security Risk Analysis and Management.
He completed his PhD at the Crawford School of Economics and Government and was awarded his PhD in Public Policy by the Australian National University (ANU). He also holds a M.A. in Strategic Studies from the ANU, and a B.A. from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In addition to his academic research interests, Scott is also regularly engaged as a consultant delivering resettlement, community development and political and security risk management advice to multi-national corporations and NGOs in Papua New Guinea. He has contributed several chapters to the Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students.