Professor Bruce Scates is Professor of History and Australian Studies, and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Professor Scates is the lead chief investigator on Australian Research Council funded projects on soldier settlement, World War II pilgrimage and heads an international team exploring the history of Anzac Day. These projects involve highly successful partnerships with the Department of Veterans Affairs and a host of other government agencies and cultural institutions in Australia and overseas. He has also been awarded a NSW History Fellowship and a number of smaller grants from DVA, the Army History Unit and the Australian War Memorial