Merrilyn Delporte

I have a research, communications and engagement consultancy, and expect to be finished my PhD this year involving a case study into advocacy communications for asylum seekers. My professional background includes eight years working as a foreign policy advisor with PM&C and DFAT (1998-2005); three years working as policy and communications advisor with State and Federal MPs in Brisbane; 13 years tutoring and lecturing in international relations and business at a range of universities including QUT, Griffith, UQ and currently Swinburne Online.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2002 
    Deakin University, Masters International Development


Women’s Reentry (WRE) to Academic Scholarship (QUT)