Assistant Director, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne

I am the Assistant Director of the Melbourne School of Government at The University of Melbourne. My research focuses on international relations in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Southeast Asian regionalism; ASEAN and other regional groupings such as the EAS and ARF; and Australia's role in the Indo-Pacific region. I completed my MA and PhD in Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in International Relations, University of Melbourne
  • 2005–2009
    Research Assistant, Centre of International Relations, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2008–2008
    Visiting Research Associate, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • 2013 
    The University of British Columbia, PhD in Political Science
  • 2005 
    The University of British Columbia, Master of Arts in Political Science
  • 2004 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)