Overview

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 8 (Other: 8)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Professor Caitlin Byrne is Director, Griffith Asia Institute. Prior to joining Griffith University, Caitlin was Assistant Professor of International Relations and Diplomacy at Bond University, Gold Coast. She is a Faculty Fellow of the University of Southern California's Centre for Public Diplomacy (CPD), and alumna of the Asialink Leaders Program 2016.

Caitlin’s teaching and research is focused on diplomacy and soft power in the Asia-Pacific with a special interest in the role and relevance of people-to-people links including those forged through international education, culture, sport and social media.

Caitlin’s research is published in a range of journals including Politics & Policy, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Sport in Society, Exchange: Journal on Public Diplomacy and CPD Perspectives. She recently guest edited a special issue of Politics & Policy on ‘Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Indo-Pacific,’ and co-guest edited a special issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs on ‘Australian Diplomacy Today.’ Caitlin currently leads a range of funded projects on themes spanning an assessment of Australia’s sports diplomacy; cultural advocacy and diplomacy in ASEAN; and the challenge of digital diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific. Other projects include G20 public diplomacy, Australian public diplomacy, the rise of Chinese soft power in the Asia-Pacific and dialogue on the Korean Peninsula.

Prior to joining academia, Caitlin had established a professional career which incorporated strategic management, legal, foreign and social policy roles across government, business and community sectors. Career highlights include roles with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1993-2001), Queensland Government's Office for Women (2003-2005), artsMildura (2006-08) and Queensland Department of Communities (2009-10).

Caitlin consults on occasion to government. She is deeply engaged in Queensland’s international policy community, including as a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland Executive, and the Fulbright Selection Committee for Queensland.
 

Education and Training

  • LLB Bachelor of Laws, Bond University 1991 - 1993
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Bond University 2007 - 2009

Academic experience

  • Lecturer, International Relations and Diplomacy, Bond University 2010 - 2015
  • Senior Lecturer International Relations and Diplomacy, Bond University 2015 - 2017

Awards and Honours

  • Business Women's Awards - Queensland Finalist, Telstra 2000 - 2000
  • Departmental Award for Excellence - Adoption Reform Implementation Project, Queensland Department of Communities 2009 - 2010
  • Ministers Award for Excellence - Adoption Reform Implementation Project, Queensland Department of Communities 2009 - 2010

Professional experience

  • Strategy Consultant, Caitlin Byrne Consulting 2010 - 2017
  • Director, Adoption Reform Implementation Project, Queensland Department of Communities 2009 - 2010
  • Consultant, Caitlin Byrne Consulting 2006 - 2008
  • Manager, Strategic Policy, Queensland Office for Women 2003 - 2005
  • Change Management Consultant, SMS Management & Technology 2001 - 2003
  • State Manager Queensland Passports Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1998 - 2001
  • Second Secretary (political) and Consul, Australian Embassy, Mexico, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1994 - 1997
  • Legal Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1993 - 1994

Internal service roles

  • Member - External Engagement Committee, Bond University 2013 - 2014
  • Humanities Discipline Leader, Bond University 2015 - 2017

External service roles

  • Member, Queensland Fulbright Scholarships Committee 2015 -
  • Member, Executive Council, Australian Institute of International Affairs 2017 -
  • Member Executive Council, Australian Institute of International Affairs 2010 - 2012
  • Vice President, Australian Institute of International Affairs 2012 - 2015

Editorial roles

  • International Advisory Board, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 2017 -
  • Editorial Board, SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy 2015 - 2017
  • Book Review Editor, Australian Journal of International Affairs 2012 - 2014

Professional memberships

  • Member - Diplomatic Studies Section, International Studies Association 2010 -