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Deputy Director, Institute for Space (InSpace), Australian National University

I am a senior consultant and lecturer, specialising in space law and space policy at the Australian National University. I am Deputy Director of the ANU Institute for Space, with a focus on the Mission Specialists, and Chair of the Australian Centre for Space Governance. I have over 15 years’ professional experience in academia and strategic direction of research centres and NGOs. I have been a Senior Lecturer at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where I taught and researched comparative criminal law and international criminal law; Executive Director of the McGill Institute for Air and Space Law; Executive Director of Women in International Security-Canada; Acting Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law; and Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law. I have consulted to the Australian, Canadian and US departments of defence and to DFAT on space law and space security, and published widely on these issues.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Australian National University
  • 2015–2018
    Executive Director, Women in International Security - Canada
  • 2018–2018
    Acting Executive Director, Centre for Ethics and the Rule of Law, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015–2017
    Executive Director, Centre for research in Air and Space Law, McGill University
  • 2008–2014
    Senior lecturer, Universiteit van Amsterdam


  • 2014 
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, PhD International Law
  • 2005 
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, LLM (International and European Law)
  • 2004 
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, Meester in der rechten (civil law undergraduate degree)
  • 2002 
    UNSW, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)

Professional Memberships

  • International Institute of Space Law
  • Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia
  • International Society of Military Law and Ethics
  • International Law Association
  • Australia New Zealand Society of International Law
  • Space Industry Association of Australia