Associate Professor of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong

I am an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Wollongong and a Senior Research with the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. My research focuses primarily on international efforts to protect civilians and forced migrants.I am the author of 'A Right to Flee: Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation' (Cambridge University Press, October 2014) and, with Alexander Betts, the co-editor ‘Implementation in World Politics: How Norms Change Practice’ (Oxford University Press, July 2014). My work has been published in Global Governance, International Affairs, and the Review of International Studies, among other journals.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations, University of Queensland
  • –present
    Research Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect


  • 2008 
    University of British Columbia, PhD