Bruce Scates is currently Professor of History and Australian Studies, and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. Scates is an award-winning teacher, novelist and historian. His publications include Return to Gallipoli, A New Australia, the Cambridge History of the Shrine of Remembrance and the recently republished Women and the Great War (co authored with Raelene Frances). The last of these won the coveted NSW Premier's History Award.
Bruce is committed to communicating history to the widest possible audience; he played a leading role in the production of the recent ABC mini series 'The War that Changed Us'. He was also featured in an ABC Compass program exploring pilgrimages to the cemeteries of the Great War. His work is distinctive because of his accessible prose and engaging narrative as well as academic rigour.