DR Scott Flower

DR Scott Flower

Positions

Overview

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  • Scott completed his PhD at the Crawford School of Economics and Government and was awarded his PhD in Public Policy by the Australian National University (ANU). He also holds a M.A. in Strategic Studies from the ANU, and a B.A. from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In addition to his academic research interests, Scott is also regularly engaged as a Consultant delivering resettlement, community development and political and security risk management advice to multi-national corporations and NGOs in Papua New Guinea. 

    Earlier in his career (1992-1995) Scott served in the Royal Australian Artillery Corp as a Command Post Operator, Signaller and Forward Observers Assistant. After the army (1998-2004) he worked as a guide for Alpine Guides Fox Glacier, as a professional Mountain Search and Rescue Specialist for the Department of Conservation in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and as an Alpine Cliff Rescue team leader for New Zealand Police in Christchurch. 

    Scott’s research interests include:
    • Islamic Studies, Islam and International Relations, and Islamic Conversion
    • International Political Economy of Currencies, Strategic and Security Studies
    • International Development and Civil-Military Relations including Military Strategy and it relationship with humanitarian, peacekeeping and stability operations
    • Political and Security Risk Analysis and Management
    • Interdisciplinary and Applied Research Methods   

Publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Anthropology, Counterinsurgency and Civil-Military Relations for Stabilisation, Peace-Building and Conflict Prevention. 

    Scott is currently the Chief Investigator of a project funded by the Australian Civil-Military Centre ($234,000) which examines the use of anthropology by Western civil and military organisations for Stabilisation, Peacekeeping and Conflict Prevention. Scott is undertaking this research as a Visiting Fellow within the Fragile States Program at the Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of New South Wales.


    Tablighi Jamaat: Transnational Islamic Missionary Movement 

    Scott has been awarded two prestigious international grants by the Wenner-Gren and Gerda Henkel Foundations to convene an international workshop at Oxford University in October 2012 on the Tablighi Jamaat.  In collaboration with Professor Muhammad Khalid Masud the workshop will bring together 18 of the world’s leading scholars studying the Tablighi and the working papers presented shall become chapters in a co-edited collection.

    As of the early 21st century, the Tablighi Jamaat is estimated to be active in over 140 nations and its annual assembly is larger than any other in the Islamic world except for the Hajj itself. Estimates of its membership range from 12 to 80 million. The Tablighi is arguably the largest and most influential transnational Islamic revivalist movement globally today, yet it is not widely researched. Since 2000 there has been no detailed research undertaken that considers the change and continuity of the movement across cultures and countries.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, The Australian National University 2010
  • M.A., The Australian National University 2005
  • B.A., University of Canterbury 2003

Awards and honors

  • Not in List, 2012
  • International Workshop Grant ($20,000USD), Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2012
  • McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Anthropology and Western Militaries for Peacekeeping and Conflict Prevention Research Grant ($234,000), Australian Civil-Military Centre, 2011
  • International Workshop Grant ($20,000 euros), Gerda Henkel Foundation, 2011
  • PhD nominated for the J.G. Crawford Prize (Best ANU PhD 2010), The Australian National University (ANU), 2010
  • HDR Prize for presentations in America ($1000), Crawford School of Economics and Government, 2010
  • Development Studies Network (ANU) Conference Grant ($1500), ANZ Bank, 2006
  • APAI PhD Scholarship, Australian Research Council, 2006
  • ANU Chancellors Letter of Commendation for postgraduate excellence, The Australian National University (ANU), 2005
  • Freyberg Scholarship for Academic Excellence & Leadership 2005, New Zealand Vice-Chancellors Committee, 2005

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Scott is interested in supervising RHD students in areas aligned with his own research interests in:
    • Islamic Studies, Islam and International Relations, and Islamic Conversion
    • International Political Economy of Currencies, Strategic and Security Studies
    • International Development and Civil-Military Relations including Military Strategy and it relationship with humanitarian, peacekeeping and stability operations
    • Political and Security Risk Analysis and Management
    • Interdisciplinary and Applied Research Methods