Frank Frost has a BA Hons and PhD from the University of Sydney and has a long-standing interest in Australian foreign policy and Australia-Asia relations. His doctoral thesis was a study of the politics of the Australian military involvement in the Vietnam war from 1962 to 1972. Until February 2012 he worked as a research director and senior foreign affairs analyst in the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section of the Australian Parliamentary Library in Canberra, where he provided research and policy advice to Members and Senators and to committees of the Australian Parliament. He has also taught politics and international relations at the University of Sydney and been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and at the Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations at Griffith University in Brisbane.
Frank Frost’s publications include Australia's War in Vietnam (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1987) and numerous articles and papers on ASEAN and Australia-ASEAN relations, including 'ASEAN and Regional Cooperation: Recent Developments and Australia’s Interests' (Canberra: Department of Parliamentary Services, 2013). He wrote Engaging the neighbours: Australia and ASEAN since 1974 as a Visiting Fellow from 2012 to 2015 in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.