Dr. Athol Yates
Dr. Athol Yates Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
TEACHING AREAS
Research Interests
Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Athol Yates teaches on civil security, security technology, internal security, disaster management, public policy and research methods. His research focuses on the UAE public policy decision making, machinery of government, and UAE security structure and organizations. He has a particular interest in military, policing and intelligence history of the UAE. His major recent publications are:

  • The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (2020)
  • Naval Force of Abu Dhabi 1967-1976 (2019)
  • The Military and Police Forces of the Trucial States and United Arab Emirates 1951-1980 (2018)
Education
  • Ph.D. (Public Policy) Australian National University, 2011
  • MA (Public Policy) Australian National University, 2000
  • Graduate Diploma (Soviet Studies) University of Melbourne, 1991
  • B.Eng. Monash University, 1986
TEACHING AREAS
  • National security
  • Internal security/homeland security
  • Disaster management
  • Comparative civil security
  • UAE security history
  • Thesis writing
  • Public policy
Research Interests
  • National security machinery of government
  • Civil security organizations, arrangements and policy
  • UAE security history
  • UAE policy making