Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Queensland

Nicole George's research is focused on the the Pacific Islands and examines the gendered impacts of conflict, violence and peacebuilding in this region. She is the author of Situating Women: Gender Politics and Circumstance in Fiji (ANU E-press) and articles which have appared in The Contemporary Pacific, International Feminist Law Journal, and are forthcoming in Oceania. She recently won Australian Research Council funding for a three year project which will examine the relationship between women’s socio-political standing in the Melanesian Pacific and their capacities to resist gendered forms of violence.

Nicole George is a member of the Women, Peace, Security Academic Collective (WPSAC); on twitter @_WPSAC


  • 2009–2011
    Associate Lecturer and Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2006–2009
    John Vincent Post Doctoral Fellow, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University


  • 2006 
    Australian National University, Ph.D in International Relations

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Exploring the French Connection: Gender violence, Women's Empowerment and Human Rights in Melanesia
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)