Dr Maryanne Kelton

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (308)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Maryanne is a researcher in Australian Foreign Policy, the national security-international political economy nexus, Alliance relations, and the strategic implications of digital technology. Maryanne has a sustained interest in experiential learning.

Select publications:

'Virtual Sovereignty? Private internet capital, digital platforms and infrastructural power in the United States', International Affairs, 98(6), 2022, pp. 1977-1999, co-authored with Michael Sullivan, Zac Rogers, Emily Bienvenue, Sian Troath, https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiac226

‘US-Australia: deepening ties and securitising cyberspace’, chapter in Oliver Turner and Inderjeet Parmar, (eds.), The US in the Asia Pacific: Obama, Trump, and Beyond Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2020, co-authored with Zac Rogers.

'Australia, the utility of force and the society-centric battlespace', International Affairs, 95(4), 2019, pp. 859-876, co-authored with Michael Sullivan, Emily Bienvenue, and Zac Rogers, https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz080 .

‘US-Australia-Indonesia Trilateral Security in the Indo-Pacific Geometry?’ Conditions for Cooperation’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 73 (3), 2019, pp. 289-311, co-authored with David Willis, 10.1080/10357718.2019.1570485 .

Honours, awards and grants

2024 Mission Focused Operational Data, DSTG grant

2022 Theatre Enhanced Strategic Situational Awareness, DSTG grant

2021 Digital Anthropological Terrain, DSTG grant

2020 Australian Government New Colombo Plan grant: Vanuatu

2019 Australian Government New Colombo Plan grant: Indonesia

2018-21 Shaping Futures in an Uncertain World: Navigating the human-technology interface through trust and digital governance in the age of information warfare, DSTGroup grant

2018 Australian Government New Colombo Plan grant: Indonesia

2018 Shaping Futures in an Uncertain World: The human-technology interface in the age of information warfare, DSTGroup grant

2017 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Global Workplace Team

2017 Developing a framework to monitor the health and resilience of bilateral relationshps: Aus-US, DSTGroup grant

2015 University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant: Emotional Intelligence

2015 University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant: Global Workplace Competencies

2015 Australian Government New Colombo Plan grant: Indonesia

2014 Australian Government OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning: Australian Foreign Policy Simulation Team

2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Australian Foreign Policy Simulation Team

2011 Faculty Teaching and Learning Award

2009 University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant

Supervisory interests
Alliance relations
Australian foreign policy
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Trust and cooperation in international relations (1), Indonesian foreign policy alignment (1)
Associate supervisor: Regional security communities (1), Information dominance and alliances (1)
Principal supervisor: Regional maritime diplomacy (1)
Associate supervisor: Military-Strategic Doctrine Development in Australia, Canada, NZ (1)
Further information

‘Paradigm shift: Understanding propaganda in the digital age’, The Interpreter, Lowy, 30 April 2019, https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/paradigm-shift-understanding-propaganda-digital-age, co-authored with Zac Rogers and Emily Bienvenue. Republished as 'The New Age of Propaganda: Understanding Influence Operations in the Digital Age’ by War on the Rocks, 1 May 2019, https://warontherocks.com/2019/05/the-new-age-of-propaganda-understanding-influence-operations-in-the-digital-age/

‘Glocal Classroom – teaching collaboration on policy issues across space-time and cultural difference’, Schech, S. (presenter), Kelton, M. and Kingsmill, V. 2018 AAG Annual Meeting,Marriott French Quarter New Orleans, April 10-14, 2018.

'Convergence Pedagogy, Active Learning, and Employability in the Glocal Classroom', co-authored paper with Susanne Schech, Verity Kingsmill and Colin Carati, Convergence Pedagogy: Achievements and Challenges Symposium, Malmo University, 16-17 September 2015.

'Dual Purpose Simulations in the Professional Education of Australian Foreign Policy Graduates', co-authored paper with Verity Kingsmill, HERDSA Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World Conference, Melbourne, 6-9 July 2015.

'Shipping in the Shatterbelt: Cooperation and Risk Mitigation in Australia-China Trade', co-authored paper with Emily Bienvenue for the Chinese Academcy of Social Sciences and CUSAPS Flinders University Conference, Adelaide, 18-19 November 2013.

'Arresting Diffusion: evolving spatial domains of power in the US-Australia alliance', paper for the ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013.

'Ambition, Capability and Information: Learning from Australia's Collins Class Submarine Project?', OCIS Annual Conference, Sydney 18-20 July 2012.

'Australia: The utility of force', ISA preconference workshop presentation, San Diego, April 2012.

'Security Implications of the International Financial Crisis in Asia', Paper presented to the 'International Financial Crisis: Impacts on China's Regional and Industrial Economy', Flinders-Nankai International Conference, Tianjin, 8 November 2009.

'Australia-US Relations after Bush and Howard', co-authored paper with Richard Leaver presented to ISAC/ISSS ninth annual joint meeting, Vail Cascade Resort, Vail, Colorado, 24 October 2008.