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Lecturer and Co-Director, Sydney Centre for International Law, University of Sydney

Emily is a lecturer and co-director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL). Previously at the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales, Emily completed her arts and law degrees before working as a researcher at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her doctoral thesis on the disparate treatment of participants in armed conflicts was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

Emily has taught international law and international humanitarian law and has delivered lectures both locally and overseas on international humanitarian law issues, including the training of military personnel on behalf of the Red Cross in Australia. A member of the International Law Association's Committee on Non-State Actors, as well as the NSW Red Cross IHL Committee, Emily's current research project is looking at major developments in the conduct of armed conflicts in the 21st century, such as cyber warfare and targeted assassinations, and the implications for both domestic and international law.

Her research interests are: international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and non-state actors.


  • –present
    Post doctoral research fellow, University of Sydney