Dr Rhys Crawley is an historian with an honours (1st class) degree in history from the University of Wollongong, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales (University College, Australian Defence Force Academy). In 2007 he was selected as an annual summer scholar at the Australian War Memorial.
Dr Crawley has been the recipient of several research scholarships, and has given talks on aspects of his research on the Gallipoli campaign at the University of Birmingham, the Imperial War Museum, the Australian War Memorial, and the Istanbul Medeniyet University. He is currently working on aspects of Australia’s security and intelligence history. His first book, The Climax at Gallipoli: Allied Capabilities During the August Offensive, 1915, was published by University of Oklahoma Press in 2014.