Associate Professor Paul Battersby
Paul Battersby is Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Global and Language Studies, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. He leads the Global Studies, Languages and Translating and Interpreting disciplines with direct responsibility for 34 full-time academic staff and for over 1200 students spread across the VET Diploma of Interpreting, Advanced Diploma of Translating programs, and the higher education Diploma of Languages, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), Master of International Development and Master of Translating and Interpreting.
He has pioneered the integration of Professional and Work Intergrated Learning pedagogies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, consulting regularly with advisors from government, nongovernment and corporate organisations.
His teaching and research interests span globalization, global risk, global security, global crime, governance, border security, and Australia’s engagement with Asia. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on topics as diverse as globalization and technology, global society, Australian mining history, organized crime, global politics and law. He is the author of, The Unlawful Society: Global Crime and Security in a Complex World (2014), To the Islands: White Australians and the Malay Archipelago since 1788, (2007), Crime Wars: The Global Intersection of Crime, Political Violence and International Law, (2011) and Globalization and Human Security, (2009). He is co-editor of International Development: An Inquiry into Global Development Practice (2017), and the SAGE Handbook of Globalization, Vol. 1&2 (2014).