Dr Scott Flower is the Founder of the Global Centre of Research and Engagement, (GCORE) a social enterprise and international network which enables people who work off-site or overseas to connect and support each other to be more efficient, effective and safer in field settings overseas.
GCORE partners with the world's leading research intensive universities, NGO's, government departments and companies to enable their people to receive international best-practice fieldwork knowledge and skills, and provide them with an innovative bundled approach to field deployment support (integrated satellite and mobile tracking and communications, medical and security support, advisory services and more).
In addition to being Chair of GCORE's Board, Scott is also an active academic and field researcher. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne School of Graduate Education (MSGE) at University of Melbourne and a number of other research-intensive universities. He holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Australian National University, (ANU). Scott has published in leading peer-reviewed scholarly books and journals.
Scott has been awarded a number of prestigious national and international research grants for his research projects. and also has ongoing research interests in the Pacific region, particularly Papua New Guinea.
Earlier in his career (1992-95) Scott was a command post operator and forward observer’s assistant in the Royal Australian Artillery Corps. After the army Scott worked as a mountain guide in New Zealand and as a professional mountain rescuer in emergency services for the Department of Conservation at Mt Cook (1997-2004). Between his Masters and PhD studies, (2006-08) he worked for ASIO as lead intelligence analyst for the Banking and Finance and Oil and Gas sectors.