Trevor Findlay is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2005 to 2015 he was a professor at NPSIA and from 2007 to 2015 holder of the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs. He ran the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance from 2006 to 2014 and collaborated closely with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ontario on a series of nuclear governance projects.
In addition to his appointments at Carleton and the University of Melbourne, Professor Findlay is an Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. From 2011 to 2015 he was a joint Fellow/Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and MTA. Dr Findlay is Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and is a member of the Eminent Persons Group on Substantive Nuclear Disarmament established by the government of Japan in 2017. He is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN).
Dr Findlay has a BA Honours degree from the University of Melbourne in political science and a Masters degree and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He spent thirteen years in the Australian diplomatic service, with postings in Tokyo, Mexico City and Geneva. This was followed by academic appointments at the Peace Research Centre at the ANU, including acting directorship, and four years as a project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden, where he inaugurated the project on peacekeeping and international security. From 1998 to 2005 he was Executive Director of the London-based non-governmental organization, the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC).
His current research focuses on global nuclear governance. His report on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog, was published in 2012 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada. Dr Findlay’s most recent book is Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Nonproliferation (London: Routledge, 2011). His Belfer Center papers for MTA include: Beyond Nuclear Summitry: The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Security Diplomacy After 2016 (March 2014) and Proliferation Alert! The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting (October 2015).