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Biography

Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds was born in Sydney and earned his Ph.D at the University of Newcastle. He won the Evatt Foundation International Essay Competition in 1988 and was later commissioned to co-author the Foundation's centennial biography of Evatt - Doc Evatt: Patriot, Internationalist, Fighter and Scholar. He has published numerous articles on Australian foreign and defence policies with an emphasis on developments since 1939. His most recent work is the monograph Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb published by Melbourne University Press, 2000.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 18/08/1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 17/03/1972

Research

Research keywords

  • Defence
  • History
  • International Affairs

Research expertise

Main work has been on the History of Australian foreign and defence policy. Research projects have included the history of Labour Foreign policy, which resulted in the H.V. Evatt national prize and a co-authored book funded by the Evatt Foundation of Evatt. I have also written on Whitlam's foreign policy. I have worked extensively on Australia and nuclear weapons, publishing artictles and conference papers. This research resulted in a book and a documentary in 2001-2. Recent research has involved work on nuclear non-proliferation and relations with Indonesia. I have also published on Education with particular reference to Asian integration and the role of Higher Education in nuclear research and development. A feature of my research and research supervision is the use of government archives. I created a dital link to documents on the home page of the National Archives which now informs reseach on-line. My current project is a edited volume of government records on nuclear non-proliferation.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
169999Studies In Human Society Not Elsewhere Classified50
210300Historical Studies30
080699Information Systems Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Coordinator - Security and Disarmament Commission, Internation Peace Research Association

Appointments

Consultant
Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Canberra (Australia)
01/09/2002 - 01/01/2003
Consultant
Nuclear Test Heritage Sites: Monash University (Australia)
01/10/2004 - 01/12/2004

Invitations

Australian Regional Policy and the Risk of Asymmetic War.
Australian Homeland Security Centre, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Australia's Secret Bid for the Atomic Bomb
Film Australia, Australia (Documentary Film)
2003
Atomic Weapons Testing Sites - Australian at War Project
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Australia (External Reviewer - Programs.)
2004
The History of Relations between Australia and the US
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, United States (Invited Lecture)
2007
'Britain, Australia, the Commonwealth and the Quest for an Independent Nuclear Deterrent.'
King's College, London, United Kingdom (Joint symposium )
2003
Issues in Contemporary Australian History.
Kumamato University, Kyushu, Japan, Japan (Lecture Tour)
2005
Internment in Australia in World War II
National Archives of Australia, Australia (Project Review)
2006
Australia's Nuclear History
ABC Radio National, Australia (Radio National Program)
2006
Nuclear History Project
Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, United Kingdom (Research Project)
2006
Nuclear Weapons and the Suez Crisis
Ministere De La Defense, France (Suez Project)
2006

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have served in most administrative areas relevant to the Discipline (Honours coordination, Postgraduate coordination) and have acted as Deputy Head of School in Liberal Arts and now the expanded School of Himanities and Social Sciences (Ourimbah campus). I have served on Faculty Board, the Faculty Executive, Faculty CT&L, Academic Senate, University Council (and its Resources and Administration Committee, the Finance and Capital Committee Committee, Planning and Perforance Committee, and various ad hoc committees).

Teaching

Teaching expertise

I have taught widely in History but the focus in recent years has been on Australia and especially foreign relations. I offer a Twentieth Century survey course at 1000 level and courses on Australia and Asia; Australian and the Great Powers; and Australian War and Society at 3000 level. I run an issues in foreign relations course at Honours level and a 6000 distance course in this area. I have supervised to completion 3 PhDs and 1 MA in this field. In the past I coordinated a number of courses for teachers (History Method, Politics, Society and Culture) and for police (Policing practice, strategic studies).

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1998Reynolds WM, '`Rethinking the Joint Project: Australia's Bid for Nuclear Weapons, 1945-1960'', The Historical Journal, 41 853-873 (1998) [C1]
1999Reynolds WM, 'The Wars that were Planned: Australia's Forward Defence Posture in Asia and the Role of Tactical Nuclear Weapons, 1945 - 1967', Australian Journal of International Affairs., 53 295-310 (1999) [C1]
2000Reynolds WM, Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 284 (2000) [A1]
2003Reynolds WM, 'Whatever Happened to the Fourth British Empire? The role of the Empire in Britain's quest for nuclear weapons', Cold War Britain, 1947-64: New Perspectives, Palgrave, London 127-142 (2003) [B1]
2003Reynolds WM, 'In the Wake of Canada: Australia's Middle Power Diplomacy and the attempt to join the Atomic Special Relationship, 1943-1957', Parties Long Estranged: Australia and Canada in the Twentieth Century, British Columbia University Press, Vancouver 151-182 (2003) [B1]
2002Reynolds WM, 'Loyal to the End: The Fourth British Empire, Australia and the Bomb, 1943-57', Australian Historical Studies, 33 38-54 (2002) [C1]
2003Reynolds WM, 'On Writing about Australian Military History after the Second World War: The Need for Integration', Australian Historical Studies, 34 169-171 (2003) [C1]
2008Reynolds WM, 'Australia's quest to enrich uranium and the Whitlam government's loans affair', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54 562-578 (2008) [C1]
2006Reynolds WM, '(Mis)adventures in Brinkmanship: Whitlam and the Governor-General', The Great Mistakes of Australian History, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, New South Wales 203-218 (2006) [B1]
1999Reynolds WM, 'Atomic Weapons and the Problem of Australian Security, 1946 - 1957', War and Society., 17 57-79 (1999) [C1]

Publications

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Reynolds WM, Lee D, Australia and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1945-1974, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, 471 (2013) [A1]
2000Reynolds WM, Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 284 (2000) [A1]
1997Reynolds WM, Restructuring Security Concepts, Postures and Industrial Base, AFES Press, M, 255 (1997)
1994Reynolds WM, Doc Evatt: Patriot, Internationalist, Fighter and Scholar, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 433 (1994)
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Chapter (11 outputs)

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2010Reynolds WM, Simpson J, 'Australia: A potential future nuclear proliferator', Forecasting Nuclear Profileration in the 21st Century. Volume II: A Comparative Perspective, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto 285-301 (2010) [B1]
2009Reynolds WM, 'Australian regional strategy, terrorism and the risk of asymmetric warfare', Doomed to Repeat? Terrorism and the Lessons of History, New Academia Publishing, Washington, DC 329-355 (2009) [B1]
2008Reynolds WM, 'World War to Whitlam: The strategy, alliances and foreign policies of Australia's Cold War', Making Australian History: Perspectives on the Past Since 1788, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 493-501 (2008) [B2]
2006Reynolds WM, '(Mis)adventures in Brinkmanship: Whitlam and the Governor-General', The Great Mistakes of Australian History, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, New South Wales 203-218 (2006) [B1]
2003Reynolds WM, 'Whatever Happened to the Fourth British Empire? The role of the Empire in Britain's quest for nuclear weapons', Cold War Britain, 1947-64: New Perspectives, Palgrave, London 127-142 (2003) [B1]
2003Reynolds WM, 'In the Wake of Canada: Australia's Middle Power Diplomacy and the attempt to join the Atomic Special Relationship, 1943-1957', Parties Long Estranged: Australia and Canada in the Twentieth Century, British Columbia University Press, Vancouver 151-182 (2003) [B1]
1997Reynolds WM, 'Labor Tradition, Global Shifts and the Foreign Policy of the Whitlam Government', Evatt to Evans: The Labor Tradition in Australian Foreign Policy, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards 110-130 (1997)
1997Reynolds W, 'Menzies and the Proposal for Nuclear Weapons', Menzies in War and Peace, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards 116-137 (1997)
1997Reynolds WM, 'The Dilemma of a Small Power: Australia's Bid for Nuclear Weapons, 1945-1968', Restrcuturing Security Concepts, Postures and Industrial Base, AFES Press, Mosbach, Germany 19-34 (1997)
1996Reynolds WM, 'Imperial Defence after 1945', Australia and the End of Empires, Deakin University Press, Geelong 119-136 (1996)
1996Reynolds WM, 'Dr H V Evatt: Foreign Minister for a small power', Brave New World: Dr H V Evatt and Australian Foreign Policy, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia 146-157 (1996)
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Journal article (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Reynolds WM, 'An Astute Choice: Anglo-Australian Cooperation on Nuclear Submarines in Historical Perspective', Security Challenges, 9 21-43 (2013) [C1]
2013Reynolds W, 'Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age. By Rebecca Priestley.', Australian Historical Studies, 44 315-317 (2013) [C3]
2011Reynolds WM, 'The yellow cake road: Malcolm fraser, the ranger enquiry and australia's role in the US international fuel cycle project', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57 511-525 (2011) [C1]
2009Reynolds WM, 'Imposing Peace and Prosperity', Australian Book Review, 310 47-48 (2009)
2008Reynolds WM, 'Australia's quest to enrich uranium and the Whitlam government's loans affair', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54 562-578 (2008) [C1]
2008Reynolds WM, 'Hiroshima', Australian Book Review, 303 31-32 (2008) [C3]
2008Reynolds WM, 'Everybody's offspring', Australian Book Review, 31-32 (2008) [C3]
2007Reynolds WM, 'Maralinga: Australia's Nuclear Waste Cover-Up', Australian Book Review, 36-37 (2007) [C3]
2007Reynolds WM, 'Maralinga', Australian Book Review, 295 36-37 (2007)
2006Reynolds WM, 'Beyond White Australia: Australian Education and the Engagement of Asia after the Second World War', The International Journal of Learning, 13 7-14 (2006) [C1]
2004Reynolds WM, 'Other Peoples Wars', Australian Book Review, 265 15-16 (2004)
2004Reynolds WM, 'Fact or Fission', Australian Book Review, 258 23-24 (2004)
2003Reynolds WM, 'On Writing about Australian Military History after the Second World War: The Need for Integration', Australian Historical Studies, 34 169-171 (2003) [C1]
2002Reynolds WM, 'Loyal to the End: The Fourth British Empire, Australia and the Bomb, 1943-57', Australian Historical Studies, 33 38-54 (2002) [C1]
2001Reynolds WM, 'What's this about nationhood? Imperial reorganisation and the Federation of Australia', Teaching History, 35 11-17 (2001) [C3]
2001Reynolds WM, ''Strategy' maintains the status quo [the White Defence Paper]', Newcastle Herald, 9.01.01 1 (2001) [C3]
1999Reynolds WM, 'Atomic Weapons and the Problem of Australian Security, 1946 - 1957', War and Society., 17 57-79 (1999) [C1]
1999Reynolds WM, 'The Wars that were Planned: Australia's Forward Defence Posture in Asia and the Role of Tactical Nuclear Weapons, 1945 - 1967', Australian Journal of International Affairs., 53 295-310 (1999) [C1]
1999Reynolds WM, 'Transition to Power: Britain's Loss of Global Pre-eminence to the United States', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 18 91-93 (1999)
1998Reynolds WM, '`Rethinking the Joint Project: Australia's Bid for Nuclear Weapons, 1945-1960'', The Historical Journal, 41 853-873 (1998) [C1]
1998Reynolds WM, '`Planning the Defenses of World War II: The Post-War British Empire and the Role of Australia and South Africa, 1943-1957'', Historia, 43 72-90 (1998) [C1]
1998Reynolds WM, 'Planning the Defences of World War III: The Post-war British Empire and the role of Australia and South Africa 1943-1957', Historia, 43 72-90 (1998)
1996Reynolds WM, 'Atomic War, Empire Strategic Dispersal and the Origins of the Snowy Mountains Scheme', War and Society, 14 121-144 (1996)
1993Reynolds WM, 'Redefining the Relationship between Schools and Universities', Teaching History, 27 27-34 (1993)
1993Reynolds WM, 'The Trojan War', Teaching History, 27 11-19 (1993)
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Conference (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Reynolds WM, 'Nuclear rollback after the Cold War', IPRA 2010 Communicating Peace: International Peace Research Association conference: Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
2007Reynolds WM, 'Whatever happened to the Colombo Plan: Australian education and the engagement of Asia', 2007 HICE proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
2002Reynolds WM, 'An Australian Perspective on the Origins of the Vietnam War', Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service, Newcastle NSW (2002) [E2]
2002Reynolds WM, 'A Scholar of Australian War and Diplomacy: The Views and Methods of Eric Andrews', War, Society and Culture: Approaches and Issues: Selected Papers from the 2001 Symposium organised by the Research Group for War, Society and Culture, Newcastle NSW (2002) [E2]
2001Reynolds WM, 'What's this about independence? Imperial reorganisation and the Federation of Australia, 1856-1932', Federation: National Unity Past and Present, Australian National University (2001) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$46,383

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2014 (1 grants)

Most Risky Affair: Australian Maritime Security, Nuclear Propulsion and the Collins Class Submarine$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Pilot Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1400956

2008 (1 grants)

IPRA Biennial Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 14/7/2008 - 19/7/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188666

2007 (1 grants)

Hawii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, 6/1/2007 - 9/1/2007$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020072007
GNo:G0187019

2006 (1 grants)

Living Issues in Education, 22-25 June 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186720

2004 (1 grants)

Peace and Conflict in a Time of Globalisation, 5-9 July 2004$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184078

2002 (2 grants)

Near Nuclear Weapons States and the Non-Proliferation Policy, 1957-1970$6,100
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,10020022002
GNo:G0181338

Globalisation, Governance and Social Justice South Korea, 1 - 5 July, 2002$2,243
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,24320022002
GNo:G0181999

2001 (1 grants)

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, USA 14-16 June 2001$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020012001
GNo:G0180939

2000 (1 grants)

Australian Policy Towards the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1957-70.$11,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50020002000
GNo:G0178879

1998 (1 grants)

Australian Policy on the use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1954-67.$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019981998
GNo:G0177343

1997 (1 grants)

Australian Policy on the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Asia, 1954 - 1967$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019971997
GNo:G0176603

1996 (1 grants)

Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society, Brisbane, Qld, 10-14 July 1996$300
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30019961996
GNo:G0176481

1994 (2 grants)

'Australia and the End of European Empires 1945 - 75', Sir Robert Menzies Cent. for Aust. Studies, London, 29-30 April 1994$1,370
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,37019941994
GNo:G0174500

Australia and the End of European Empires 1945-75 - London - 29-30 April 1994$1,370
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,37019941994
GNo:G0175121
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (History)Principal SupervisorArmed Interventions and Mass Killings After World War Two: Geostrategic Factors, Human Right Activism and the Role of Christianity and Islam
20132021PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe Enduring Commitment: Australian Middle East Strategy, from Sudan to Afghanistan
20132017PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe Geo-Political Imperative: Continuity in Australia┬┐s Regionalism, Great Power Alliances and Policy Making Assessments, 1859 ┬┐ 1941
20102016PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe Electricity Commission of New South Wales and its place in the rise of Centralised Coordination of Bulk Electricity Generation and Transmission 1888-2003
20102015PhD (History)Principal SupervisorWithin Reach, Beyond Care: An Examination of Medical Care during the Papuan (Kokoda) campaign 1942-43 through the Lens of the Australian Field Ambulance
20082017PhD (History)Principal SupervisorMilitary and Civil Defence Planning in South-Eastern Australia, 1932-1945

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (History)Principal SupervisorFrom Southern Africa to the Great Lakes Region: Challenges to Tanzanian Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
2005PhD (History)Sole SupervisorReducing the Margin of Ignorance: The Contribution of Intelligence to Royal Australian Navy Operations 1939-1972
2003M Arts (History) [R]Sole SupervisorEngaging the Near North: 1931-1941. Australian Regional Initiatives from the Manchurian Crisis to the Onset of the Pacific War
2003PhD (History)Principal SupervisorDesire for Social Justice: Equal Pay, the International Labour Organisation, and Australian Government Policy, 1919-1975
2003PhD (History)Sole SupervisorEvatt to Barwick: Australia's Regional Policy and the Problem of 'Great and Powerful Friends'
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Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds

Work Phone(02) 4921 5214
Fax(02) 4921 6940
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHistory
Office
MCLG25,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/wayne-reynolds