Profile image of N.A.J. Taylor

Dr N.A.J. Taylor



Casual Sessional Academic


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Hum & Social Science


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2018

Research interests

Fields of research are International Studies and Environmental Philosophy.
Specialisations are Global Ethics, Environmental Ethics and Politics, and Nuclear Ethics and Politics.
Areas of competence include Ethical Theory (incl. Applied) and Political Theory, esp. Harm and Justice.


Taylor’s projects have drawn more than $750,000 of external competitive grants and fellowships in North America, Europe, and Oceania, including the federal governments of both Australia and the United Kingdom, among others. For instance, the Archive of Nuclear Harm which he directed between 2012 and 2018 was a contributing project to two major initiatives—Alphaville’s Nuclear Futures and Linköping’s Seed Box—sponsored by the peak Arts and Sciences bodies in Australia and Sweden, respectively. Earlier, the late vice-president of the International Court of Justice Judge Christopher Weeramantry wrote that the Athens Dialogue that he co-convened in 2012 was “outstanding” and “a significant step” that makes “a substantial contribution” to our understanding of the constraints and opportunities for comprehensive nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. Prior to 2012, Taylor spent a decade advising billion-dollar pension and sovereign wealth funds on the ethics of transboundary environmental and social harm. In 2007 Australia’s university pension fund awarded him the inaugural prize for sustainable and ethical investment research where the panel of judges noted Taylor’s “pioneering role” which “may have single-handedly debunked any residual concerns [...] and could fundamentally change how [legislators and trustees] now tackle this subject”. He was also a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact Expert Group on Responsible Business and Investment in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, for whom he co-authored the first applied report in 2010.


Filter by


The Antipodean stance of Pam Debenham's 1980s screenprints

N Taylor

(2022), pp. 209-231, Toxic Immanence Decolonizing Nuclear Futures and Legacies, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, B1

book chapter

The Visual Politics of Maralinga: Experiences, (Re)presentations, and Vulnerabilities

N Taylor

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 95-106, Journal of the History of Biology, Germany, C1

journal article

Jahnne Pasco-White: Kin

N Taylor

(2020), Melbourne, Vic., A7

edited book

The Problem of Nuclear Harm for Andrew Linklater, Lorraine Elliott and Other Contemporary Cosmopolitans

N Taylor

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 111-126, Global Society, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The Responsibility to Protect and the question of attribution

Tim Aistrope, Jess Gifkins, N Taylor

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 1-15, Global Change, Peace & Security, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Introduction: on Hiroshima becoming history

N Taylor, Robert Jacobs

(2017), pp. 13-23, Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki : nuclear humanities in the post-Cold War, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Introduction: Baring our Internal Relations

Stefanie Fishel, N Taylor

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, Borderlands e-journal, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Worming the world

N Taylor

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 1-9, Borderlands, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear humanities in the post-Cold War

N Taylor, R Jacobs

(2017), A7

edited book

The biosphere and me

N Taylor

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 153-166, Journal of Narrative Politics, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

Dialogue on middle east biological, nuclear, and chemical weapons disarmament: Constraints and opportunities

N Taylor, J Camilleri, M Hamel-Green

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 78-98, Alternatives, C1

journal article

Athens Dialogue on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction as well as their means of delivery

Joseph Camilleri, Joseph Camilleri, Michael Hamel-Green, Michael Hamel-Green, Marianne Hanson, Marianne Hanson, Michalis Michael, Michalis Michael, N Taylor, N Taylor

(2013), Athens, Greece, A6

research report/technical paper

A rather delicious paradox: Social responsibility and the manufacture of armaments

N Taylor

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 43-62, Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability, B1

book chapter

High-risk areas, resources, and sustainability

N Taylor

(2011), pp. 329-344, Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Football Hooliganism as Collective Violence: Explaining Variance in Britain Through Interpersonal Boundaries, 1863-1989

N Taylor


journal article

Coming Into View: Environmental, Social and Governance Sustainability for Institutional Investors

N Taylor, Frances Magill

(2009), pp. 144-154, John O’Brien (ed.) Opportunities Beyond Carbon: Looking Forward to a Sustainable World, B1-1

book chapter

Does "sustainable" investing compromise the obligations owed by superannuation trustees?

M Donald, Nicholas Taylor

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 47-61, AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LAW REVIEW, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


No completed student supervisions to report