Portrait of Joan Beaumont

Joan Beaumont

Professor Joan Beaumont is a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University (ANU).

Her publications include the critically acclaimed Broken Nation: Australians and the Great War (2013), the first comprehensive study of the battles, the homefront and the memory of World War One. She is currently researching the history and heritage of the Thai Burma railway and has developed, under commission, a web site on the railway for the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs.