PhD (U Ade), Hons (U Ade), BA (USP)
Dr Charles Vandepeer is a senior lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University. His career has included service in the Royal Australian Air Force and as a civilian Defence Operations Research scientist.
Charles completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide examining intelligence analysis and threat assessment within Australia, the United States and United Kingdom. He has been involved in lecturing and course development at the undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as teaching applied thinking skills in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Charles completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the South Pacific (Fiji), where he gained first-hand experience in understanding the power and influence that cultures, mindsets and perspectives can have on how we interpret and interact with the world around us. As a Squadron Leader, Charles served as the senior Air Force lead for Australian and Coalition analytic teams on deployment, gaining operational experience in the Middle East.
Charles has spoken and published nationally and internationally on intelligence analysis, operations research, critical thinking and decision-making. He is the author of the book Applied Thinking for Intelligence Analysis and is in the final stages of his next book Asking Good Questions.