PhD Candidate, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University

Ronan Lee is an Irish-Australian PhD researcher at Deakin University's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Ronan's research focuses on Myanmar’s politics and history, particularly the history, politics and identity of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. Ronan won Deakin University's 2015 Neil Archbold Memorial Travel Award and Medal for his journal article "A Politician, Not an Icon: Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya".

Ronan's professional background is in politics. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, and he has worked as a policy and campaigns advisor.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, researching ethnic and religious conflict in Myanmar, Deakin University


  • 2013 
    Monash University, Master of International Relations
  • 2000 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2016
    'The Dark Side of Liberalization: How Myanmar's Political and Media Freedoms Are Being Used to Limit Muslim Rights', Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
  • 2016
    'Pathway to peaceful resolution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State', Forced Migration Review
  • 2014
    ‘A Politician, Not an Icon: Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations