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Associate professor, Australian National University

Dr Klein’s research interests include the psychologisation of development interventions, women’s agency, neoliberal subjectivities, economic rights and Indigenous development.

Dr Klein has taught various development studies subjects at the University of Oxford including gender studies, development theory, human development and development policy. She also held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research at the Australian National University examining conditionality in Indigenous policy.

Dr Klein has worked for over ten years in Mali as well as working on the Human Rights Committee within the United Nations General Assembly. She has conducted numerous consultancies for multilateral agencies and NGOs on aid & development monitoring and evaluation, program design and project implementation.

She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.


  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • 2015–2019
    Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU


  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, Dphil International Development


Order of Australia Medal (OAM)