Alicia has worked with the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at King's College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on ESRC funded research projects surrounding state-perpetrated human rights violations since 2011. Alicia is currently a doctoral student with QMUL researching the motivations of non-state armed groups to comply with international humanitarian law.
Alicia has conducted extensive fieldwork in Myanmar, including in Rakhine and Kachin states, as well as on the Thai/Myanmar border. Her research focuses on ethno-religious violence, genocide, civil society resistance to state violence and corruption, and non-state armed groups and the laws of war. In 2013 Alicia was awarded an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship by the American Society of International Law. Alicia obtained her LLM in Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Criminology (distinction) at King’s College London in 2011. Alicia holds an Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury (2008).
Alicia has also worked on criminal justice reform with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in both Vienna and Nigeria, and practised law for several years in her home country of New Zealand prior to moving abroad.