Dr. Vlado Vivoda is Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). Prior to moving to UQ, Vlado held research positions at the University of South Australia and Griffith University. He holds a B.A. (Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and an M.A. (International Relations) from the Australian National University. In 2008, he completed his Ph.D., which focused on the international political economy of oil, at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia).
Vlado has an extensive publication record on a wide range of topics related to extractive industries. His particular focus is on energy policy and the international political economy of energy. His work has been published in numerous high profile journals, including New Political Economy, Business and Politics, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Asian Survey, Journal of East Asian Studies, OGEL, Resources Policy and Energy Policy. Vlado's most recent book examines Japan's energy security challenges after Fukushima. Vlado sits on the Editorial Board of Energy Research & Social Science, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary international journal that publishes original research that examines the relationship between energy systems and society.