Dr Kylie Bourne is a Philosopher and works as a Lead Researcher at the Regional Australia Institute. Her research interests include regional equality, human rights, political rights, protest crowds, and collective moral responsibility. Dr Bourne has published both policy papers and academic works and has worked in aid and development policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and at AusAID. Previously, Dr Bourne worked in the academic sector teaching philosophy and applied ethics. She has also worked in business improvement, cultural development and arts administration.