Craig Johnston has a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh and lived and worked in Edinburgh for most of the 1990s.
His PhD looked at Scottish national identity and the broader issues of construction of identity and nationalism.
While in Scotland he was a volunteer for the Yes campaign during the 1997 referendum to establish the Scottish Parliament.
He is an occasional guest on both ABC and BBC radio commenting on British and Australia politics.
When not deconstructing national myths, he has a more than passing interest in wine.