Dr. Peter Layton is a Visiting Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, an Associate Fellow Royal United Services Institute (London) and a Fellow of the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group. He has extensive aviation and defence experience including flying fast jets and maritime patrol, force development, major equipment projects and as a defence attaché. For his work at the Pentagon on force structure matters, he was awarded the US Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Public Service Medal.
Peter has a doctorate from the University of New South Wales on grand strategy and has taught on the topic at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Washington DC. His research interests include grand strategy, national security policies particularly relating to middle powers, defence force structure concepts and the impacts of emerging technology. He contributes regularly to the public policy debate on defence and foreign affairs issues, is the author of the book 'Grand Strategy' and is co-authoring a new book, 'Warfare in the Robotic Age', due early 2024.