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Chair, Australian Centre for Space Governance, Australian National University

I am a senior consultant and lecturer, specialising in space law, space governance and space policy. 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 and the Australian Space Agency 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