James Goldrick

Adjunct Professor

James Goldrick AO, CSC is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He joined the Royal Australian Navy as a 15 year old Cadet-Midshipman in 1974 and retired in 2012. He is a graduate of the RAN College, the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, the University of NSW (BA) and the University of New England (Master of Letters). He commanded HMA Ships Cessnock and Sydney (twice), the RAN task group and the multinational maritime interception force in the Persian Gulf (2002) and the Australian Defence Force Academy (2003-2006). As a Rear Admiral, he led Australia’s Border Protection Command (2006-2008) and then commanded the Australian Defence College (2008-2011). August 2011 to March 2012 saw him acting in command of ADFA again.He is currently a Visiting Fellow of the Sea Power Centre-Australia, a Visiting Fellow of the Lowy Institute and a Professorial Fellow of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. He was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford in the first half of 2015.

James Goldrick has contributed to many international journals and books on both historical and contemporary naval subjects. His research interests include naval and maritime strategic issues and the development of naval capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, as well as world navies in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, with a focus on their response to changing technologies and operational challenges.

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PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Goldrick JV, 2018, After Jutland The Naval War in Northern European Waters, June 1916–November 1918, Naval Institute Press
2018
Goldrick J, 2015, Before Jutland The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914ÐFebruary 1915, Naval Institute Press
2015
Goldrick J; McCaffrie J, 2012, Navies of South-East Asia, Routledge
2012
Book Chapters
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Goldrick J, 2021, 'Allied Maritime Strategy from an Australian Perspective', in Pawlak J; Peters J (ed.), From the North Atlantic to the South China Sea Allied Maritime Strategy in the 21st Century, Institute for Security Policy, Kiel University, Kiel, pp. 241 - 254
2021
Goldrick J, 2020, 'Maritime and Naval Power in the Indo-Pacific', in Medcalf R; Mansted K; Stephan F; Goldrick J (ed.), The Future of the Undersea Deterrent A Global Survey, National Security College, ANU, Canberra, ACT, pp. 5 - 7
2020
Goldrick J, 2019, 'All Should be ‘A’ Teams: The Development of Group Anti-Submarine Escort Training in the British and Canadian Navies During the Atlantic Campaign', in Faulkner M; Bell CM (ed.), Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, pp. 150 - 168
2019
Goldrick J, 2019, 'Buying Time: British Submarine Capability in the Far East, 1919-1940', in Faulkner M; Patalano A (ed.), The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict, Andarta Books, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, pp. 8 - 24
2019
Goldrick J, 2017, 'India and the Sea', in Rodger NAM; Buchet C (ed.), The Sea in History La Mer Dans L'histoire. The modern world. La période contemporaine, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 329 - 339
2017
Goldrick J, 2017, 'Learning to Fight On, Above and Below the Water: Operational Challenges of the Royal Navy, 1914-1916', in Epkenhans M; Huck S (ed.), Der Erste Weltkrieg Zur See, Walter de Gruyter, pp. 41 - 48
2017
Goldrick J, 2016, 'How it worked: understanding the interaction of some environmental and technological realities of naval operations in the opening years of the First World War, 1914-1916', in Kennedy G (ed.), Britain's War at Sea, 1914-1918, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp. 127 - 148
2016
Goldrick J, 2016, 'The Impact of War: Matching Expectation with Reality in the Royal Navy in the First Months of World War I at Sea', in Epkenhans M; Hillmann J; Nagler F (ed.), Jutland: World War I's Greatest Naval Battle, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, pp. 63 - 77
2016
Goldrick J, 2016, 'History and Navies: Defining a Dialogue', in Rodger NAM; Dancy JR; Darnell B; Wilson E (ed.), Strategy and the Sea Essays in Honour of John B. Hattendorf, Boydell & Brewer, pp. 236 - 241
2016
Goldrick JV, 2015, 'A Strategic Commander's Perspective', in Investigating Operational Incidents in a Military Context: Law, Justice, Politics, edn. International Humanitarian Law, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 21 - 29
2015
Goldrick JV, 2014, 'The Evolution of the ADF into a Joint Force', in Dean PJ; Fruehling S; Taylor B (ed.), Australia's Defence: Towards a New Era?, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 237 - 256
2014
Goldrick JV, 2012, 'Life at Sea and Ship Organisation', in Hore P (ed.), Dreadnought to Daring, Seaforth Publications, pp. 236 - 253
2012
Goldrick JV, 2012, 'The Founders', in Hore P (ed.), Dreadnought to Daring: 100 Years of Comment, Controversy and Debate in The Naval Review, Seaforth Publications, pp. 1 - 17
2012
Journal articles
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Goldrick J, 2020, 'Command: A historical perspective', Journal of Character and Leadership Development, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 14
2020
Goldrick J, 2018, 'Sovereignty and the Sea: How Indonesia became an archipelagic state', The Mariner's Mirror, vol. 104, pp. 115 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00253359.2018.1415847
2018
Goldrick J, 2017, 'Britain’s Quest for Oil: The First World War and the peace conferences', The Mariner's Mirror, vol. 103, pp. 489 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00253359.2017.1384249
2017
Goldrick J, 2014, 'Buying Time: British Submarine Capability in the Far East, 1919-1940', Global War Studies, vol. 11, pp. 33 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.5893/19498489.11.03.02
2014
Goldrick JV, 2014, 'Coal and the Advent of the First World War at Sea', War in History, vol. 21(3), pp. 322 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0968344513504861
2014
Goldrick JV, 2014, 'From Fleets to Navies: The Evolution of Dominion Fleets into Independent Navies of the Commonwealth', The Northern Mariner, vol. XXIV, pp. 6 - 31
2014