Miranda is Coordinator of the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies and Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development at CDU and current PhD candidate of the Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management program at CDU. Her current research focuses on the politics of humanitarian aid, new humanitarian actors, measuring effective humanitarian aid and global and regional humanitarian ecosystems. She has a Bachelor of International Relations from the Australian National University and a Master of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, Canberra. She has certificates in humanitarian practice awarded by organisations including the United Nations, Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Redr Australia. Miranda has previously held positions at the University of New South Wales (Australian Defence Force Academy) and the University of Melbourne.