Allan Patience was educated at Monash University and the LSE. He has a PhD from the University of Melbourne where he is an Honorary Principal Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences where he co-convenes the subject Australian Foreign Policy.
His recent publications include: 'Australian Foreign Policy in Asia: Middle power or awkward partner?', 'Interlocutors for Peace? Bringing middle powers in from the theoretical cold' in 'Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century' and was co-author of 'Chinese Students in Australia' in the Journal of Australian Studies (forthcoming, 2019).