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Tim Holding

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • Conflict and security
  • Human Rights


Tim served as a Member of Parliament for 13 years in the State Parliament of Victoria, Australia.  He was a Minister for eight years, holding a number of portfolios including Police and Emergency Services, Corrections, Finance and Water.  Prior to his Parliamentary service, Tim was a Councillor with the City of Waverley, the National President of Young Labor and an adviser to the Minister for Defence.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Masters in Advanced Global Studies from SciencesPo in France.

His research interests are in the field of public policy approaches to counter terrorism and preventing violent extremism (in particular the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy measures, the assessment of risk and deradicalisation programs).

Tim is a Visiting Professor attached to the Centre for Defence Studies, Department of War Studies within the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.