Defence Research podcast

AI is going to fundamentally transform how nations wage far. By failing to address it, the defence review leaves Australia unprepared for the future of war.

Each episode of our podcast connects listeners with a UNSW researcher, Defence Industry stakeholder, or Department of Defence member to discuss how academic research can support Australia’s national interests, as well as highlighting the opportunities available for collaboration on Defence projects.

About the host

Season one of Defence Research was hosted by veteran podcaster Mick Cook. In season two, Vice Admiral (Ret'd) and DRI Director Paul Maddison takes over the microphone.

  • In episode one of season two, DRI Director Paul Maddison discusses the future of defence research with Australia's Chief Defence Scientist, Tanya Monro. Paul and Tanya discuss research collaboration, STaRShots and ADSTAR.

  • In episode seventeen of Defence Research, Mick Cook discusses Defence engagement with UNSW Defence Research Institute Director, VADM (Ret’d) Prof Paul Maddison. Paul and Mick discuss the successes in Academic engagement in research for the Defence sector over 2021, as well as how AUKUS, Climate Change, and regional geopolitics will shape the future needs of the Australian Defence Organisation and increase the role research plays as an instrument of national power.

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