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Recent appointments: Inaugural Director, Defence Research Institute, University of New South Wales

An image of Paul Maddison

Congratulations to Vice Admiral Paul Maddison RCN (Ret’d), CMM MSM, previously the Canadian High Commissioner to Australia 2015-2019 and a former commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Vice Admiral Maddison will be moving to the University of New South Wales this month, to take up the position of Inaugural Director of the Defence Research Institute at UNSW Canberra. The Institute’s academic community includes systems engineering, cyber security, space, ballistics, logistics, hypersonics, conflict studies, and military ethics.

The UNSW Defence Research Institute was established to stimulate, unify, and support all defence-related research within the UNSW community while striving to build and maintain a network across both Australian and International defence industries. It operates at the frontiers of science and technology to help deliver transformational innovations that advance Australia’s global capabilities, redefine the modern defence landscape, and change the world for the better.



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