ARC Future Fellow, Resources Environment & Development Group, Australian National University

I am a human geographer working on the social and political dimensions of commodity networks, forests and agrarian change. My current ARC Future Fellowship explores these related themes in a region of rapid social and environmental change along the Cambodia-Vietnam borderland. I previously coordinated and taught into the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, and now have a smaller teaching contribution to this program. I have held teaching, research and professional advisory roles in a range of organisations. For the last 9 years, I have worked in mainland Southeast Asia, but my PhD research focused on India and I have prior experience in the Pacific.

Career highlights

ARC Future Fellow June 2014 - June 2018; Coordinator, Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (2007-2014); Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2013; College Teaching Innovation Award 2012; Convenor, Deakin University's Bachelor of Park Management and research partnership with Parks Victoria 2001-2003; Analyst at the Center for People and Forests from 2005-2007.


  • 2007–present
    Research and Teaching Fellow, Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program, Australian National University


  • 2001 
    Australian National University, Doctor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)
  • Studies Of Asian Society (169903)