Dennis Rumley is currently Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, Distinguished Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia, and was formerly Australia’s focal point to the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG). He was appointed as Vice-Chair of the IORAG at the IORA meeting in Bangalore in November 2011 for a period of two years.
He has been an editorial board member of various international journals and has published 12 books and more than 130 scholarly papers on political geography and international relations, electoral geography, local government, federalism, Australia’s regional relations, geopolitics, India-Australia relations and the Indian Ocean Region.
He is currently Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is Foundation Chief Editor of its flagship journal, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. IORG is one of two Official Observers to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
He also edited a major study on Indian Ocean Security which was launched in Canberra by the Australian Deputy Foreign Minister in March 2013 - The Indian Ocean Region: Security, Stability and Sustainability in the 21st Century.