Dr Tristan Moss is a lecturer in history in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
He completed his PhD at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University in 2015, for which he was awarded the C E W Bean Prize for Military History. His first book, Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951–75, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He was previously a a teaching fellow at the Australian Command and Staff College, and worked on the Serving Our Country project, investigating Indigenous service in the Australian Defence Force, and two Official Histories: Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations, and Australian Operations in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dr Moss has contributed to a number of edited volumes and edited two with Tom Richardson: New Directions in War and History (Big Sky, 2016) and Beyond Combat: Australian Military Activity Away From the Battlefield (NewSouth, 2018).
His research focuses on Australian military history, particularly post-45, and he is currently working on a project on the history of Australian space policy.