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Dr. Athol Yates

Dr. Athol Yates

Dr Athol Yates

Assistant Professor, Institute for International and Civil Security

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971(0)2401 8005

Fax: +971-(0)2-4018325

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Dr. Athol Yates received his PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University in 2011. His thesis was titled: ‘Challenging a Key Rationale for Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy: A Case Study in Evidence-Based Policy’. He completed his Master’s in Public Policy from the Australian National University in 2000, following on a Graduate Diploma in Soviet Studies from the University of Melbourne in 1991 and a Bachelor of Engineering from Monash University in 1986.

Dr. Yates has written and edited a range of publications including peer-reviewed articles (12 in total), books and major reports (33 in total) and newspaper articles (over 50). He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Australian National University (AUS), 2011
  • M.A., Public Policy, Australian National University (AUS), 1999
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Soviet Studies, University of Melbourne (AUS), 1993
  • B. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Monash University (AUS), 1984
  • IICS602 Introduction to Civil Security
  • IICS603 Social Science Research Methods
  • IICS645 Policy Analysis
  • IICS647 Exercise Design and Technology
  • IICS651 Comparative National Security
  • IICS622 Technology and Civil Security
  • IICS624 Creating Integrated Civil Security
  • IICS626 Comparative Civil Security Systems
  • IICS698 Thesis Workshop
  • “Development of the UAE security services”
  • “Whole of government coordination”
  • “National security policy development”

Peer-reviewed publications

  • “Contracted Foreign Advisors in the Abu Dhabi Police Force: Explaining Their Enduring Presence from 2002 to 2015.” Police Advising and Militarization (Donald Stoker and Edward B. Westermann, eds) Abingdon, UK: Helion & Co., 2017.
  • “Explaining five decades of embedded western expatriates in the Armed Forces of the Emirates from 1965 to 2015.” Journal of Arabian Studies. (2016) December http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21534764.2016.1250388.
  • “How civil aviation threatens national security.” Journal of Transportation Security (2014) 7: 227 (with N. Srinivasan), doi:10.1007/s12198-014-0141-7.
  • ”A framework for studying mortality arising from critical infrastructure loss.” International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (2014), 7: 2, pp. 100-111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2014.04.002.
  • ”Death Modes from a Loss of Energy Infrastructure Continuity.” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2013) 10: 2, pp. 587–608, DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2012-0048.
  • Lessons from the Past for Today’s Pandemic Planners and Officers. Proceedings of the first Australian Pandemic History Conference (2007) Australian Security Research Centre.
  • “Redressing the balance between generalists and specialists in the APS.“ Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration (2003) 106, pp. 45-48.
  • “Catastrophic engineering failures: the nexus with regulation enforcement.” Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration (2002) 104, pp. 28-32.
  • “The future of professional engineers in the public service.“ Prometheus (2001) 19:11, pp. 55-73. DOI: 10.1080/08109020124636.
  • “Government as an informed buyer of technology.“ Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration (2000), No. 95, pp. 13-21.
  • “Technical expertise as a contributing factor in three disasters.” Australian Journal of Emergency Management (2000), 15: 3, pp. 2-6.

Policy and practitioner publications

  • Catastrophes, crashes and crimes in the UAE: Newspaper articles from the 1970s (in print), Medina Publications: UK.
  • China’s Risk Equation: Using Military Forces in International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Activities, ASIA PAPER, (2013) Institute for Security and Development Policy: Sweden.
  • Energy Security for Australia: Crafting a Comprehensive Energy Security Policy Energy Security for Australia: Crafting a Comprehensive Energy Security Policy (2015) Engineers Australia: Australia.
  • Government as an Informed Buyer: How the public sector can most effectively procure engineering-intensive products and services (2012) Engineers Australia: Australia.
  • More than good deeds: Disaster risk management and Australian, Japanese and US Defence forces (2011) Australian Strategic Policy Institute: Australia (lead researcher).
  • Here to help: Strengthening the Defence role in Australian disaster management (2010) Australian Strategic Policy Institute: Australia (lead researcher).