Hal Crichton-Standish

Hal Crichton-Standish


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Hal has multidisciplinary experience in policy development, research, and program outcomes, gained from his time working and studying in Asia for over a year as an Australian Government New Colombo Plan Scholar and studying at a tertiary level on three continents. Currently studying a Master of International Relations, and with a year of research experience at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, he has communicated with influence on climate security, international policy and domestic governance.

Influential work

  • Improved fuel security policy for infrastructure and defence in the North of Australia, developing reports that informed the Northern Territory and Australian Governments and US Department of Defense policy
  • Developed insights used for the Green Energy Policy of Infosys, a multinational technology company, with applications spanning the Indian subcontinent
  • Developed strategy and climate security research that has been published globally, including by REGlobal, a Canada-based international publication for CXOs
  • Founded and led the inaugural Diversity Network at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Outside of Nous

Hal was previously a researcher at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Before that he spent over a year living in Asia on the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Scholarship, during which time he undertook study and internships in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and India.

Hal is currently undertaking a Master of International Relations at Deakin University. He also holds a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Sydney.

In his spare time...

Hal loves to travel and has lived in India, Thailand and China. He enjoys history documentaries, strategy games, learning Mandarin and French, and spending quality time with friends and family.