BA (Anthropology) (Hons) ANU, MA (Applied Anthropology & Participatory Development) ANU
Prior to joining the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in late 2014 in a design, marketing, outreach and communications support, development and systems management role, Luke’s work at the ANU included over 8 years with the Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) as Executive Officer and Program Manager and prior to this he worked within the discipline of Anthropology at ANU, including 2 years as research assistant to the Anthropology Department in the Research School.
In 2004 Luke completed a post graduate degree at ANU, being awarded a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development. Luke was employed at AusAID between 1998 and 2000 working in a variety of areas within the agency, including the PNG branch, where in 2000 he was given the opportunity to work for 3 months with the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Group as a civilian monitor on the island of Buka. In 1999 he spent 3 months in Alice Springs working with the NT Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority assisting in the registration of sacred sites within the Northern Territory of Australia.
Luke co‐edited the CDI volume Political Parties in the Pacific Islands (Pandanus Books, 2006)