Kylie joined the Institute for Sustainable Futures in December 2016. Awarded a PhD from the Australian National University in 2012, Kylie’s expertise in sustainability and business has been recognised internationally. Her new book, Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict (2016, Routledge), explores the dynamic nexus of business, conflict and peace building.
Kylie is committed to interdisciplinary, transnational research that strikes a balance between international breadth and local depth. She has a particular interest in tracing the connections between the headquarters of extractive companies to communities affected by resource conflict. Kylie has specific knowledge of resource conflict in Papua New Guinea and West Papua. She has published widely on topics as diverse as post-colonialism, law, aid, revenue distribution, security, the environment and peace building.