Kent’s Academic Learning Support Coordinator, Andrew Kelly, recently had his PhD conferred at a graduation ceremony at Western Sydney University. The PhD was titled “Reassessing the ANZUS Alliance: Strategy and Diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956”, and explored the development of the relationship between these countries in the early Cold War period. Its major contributions included a hitherto overlooked focus on trans-Tasman relations and how strategic relations with Britain impacted the ANZUS relationship.
As part of his thesis, Andrew spent several months undertaking archival research in Washington D.C., Wellington and Canberra. During this time, he visited a researcher at Georgetown University and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
“Completing my doctorate was a massive undertaking, but it was richly rewarding and I learned a lot during the experience. I am glad I stuck with it until the end” says Andrew.
He is now officially Dr. Andrew Kelly, congratulations!