Specialisation: Australia, history, war, biography, politics.
Dr David Day is an Honorary Associate in the History Program at La Trobe University. He has written widely on Australian history, the history of the Second World War and diplomatic relations between Britain and Australia. He has written prize winning biographies of Australian prime ministers and a thematic history of Australia, "Claiming a Continent". he has also written a two-volume history of the Australian Customs Service and is presently completing an official history of the Bureau of Meteorology. His study of supplanting societies, "Conquest: A New History of the Modern World" will be published by Harper Collins in 2005. His works-in-progress include a biography of Andrew Fisher and a two-volume study of Winston Churchill.
Dr Day has been an official historian to the Australian Customs Service and the Bureau of Meteorology, the Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin, Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo, an ARC Senior Research Fellow in the History Program at La Trobe University and the Archives By-Fellow at Churchill College in Cambridge.
- South Australian Festival Award for Literature (1998)
- Queensland Premier's Literary Award (2000)