He writes widely on global issues in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The National Interest and Foreign Affairs. He is a sought-after media commentator and speaker in Australia and abroad. He is also the co-editor, with Anthony Bubalo, of Reports from a Turbulent Decade (Viking), a new anthology of the Lowy Institute for International Policy's best work.
Fullilove is the executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia. He wrote the feasibility study for the Institute in 2002 and served as the director of its global issues program for almost a decade until his appointment as executive director in August 2012. He has also worked as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating, and a lawyer. He remains a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and serves on several advisory boards, including the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Fullilove graduated in arts and law from the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, with dual university medals. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he took a master's degree and a doctorate in international relations.
Michael Fullilove lives in Sydney with his wife Gillian and their three sons.