Susan is a senior lecturer in politics and international studies at the University the Wollongong. She lectures in the areas of development, international politics and political economy and Southeast Asian politics. She is currently researching multilateral development finance, development cooperation between the nations of the Global South, sanitation, microfinance, and teaching and learning in international studies. Susan worked in the government, community, and aid sectors before becoming an academic. Since 2002 she has volunteered with indigo foundation, a not-for-profit community development NGO.