PhD Researcher, Department of Government and International Relations / Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney

Adele is a PhD researcher at University of Sydney's Department of Government and International Relations, and the Sydney Democracy Network. She works under Professor John Keane (University of Sydney), and her thesis explores the colonial construction of Philippines' democracy, and its legacy in Filipino imaginings of political freedom.

This work builds upon seven years as researcher, lobbyist and strategist in the global justice movement, including five years as Director of Sydney-based anti-poverty NGO Jubilee Australia and experience working with civil society in Southern Africa and the Philippines. She has degrees in Law and History from the University of New South Wales, Development Studies from the University of South Africa, and a Masters in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Doctoral Candidate, University of Sydney, University of Sydney
  • 2008–2012
    Director, Jubilee Australia

Education

  • 2012 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc Political Sociology
  • 2011 
    University of South Africa, Bachelor of Human & Social Studies (Development Studies)
  • 2002 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Arts (History) / LLB

Publications

  • 2011
    Debt-for-Development Exchanges: History and New Applications (edited by Professor Ross Buckley, University of New South Wales), Chapter 9 - Debt-for-Development Exchanges in Australia: Past, Present and Future (Adele Webb and Luke Fletcher)