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Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law; Mission Specialist, ANU Institute for Space, Australian National University

I am a senior consultant and lecturer, specialising in space law and space policy at the Australian National University College of Law. I am a Mission Specialist with the ANU Institute for Space, providing space law, policy and security expertise to space research and technology development at the ANU. I have over 13 years’ professional experience in academia and strategic direction of research centres and NGOs. I was a Senior Lecturer at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where I taught and researched comparative criminal law and international criminal law. From 2015-2017 I was Executive Director of the McGill Institute for Air and Space Law, and was concurrently Executive Director of Women in International Security-Canada. In 2018 I was Acting Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, where I organized and facilitated a high level national roundtable on space security and space weaponization. I have consulted to the Australian, Canadian and US departments of defence on space law and space security, and published widely on these issues. In 2020 I relocated to Australia to continue my specialisation in space law and governance.


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