Senior Researcher and Lecturer, UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Yvette Selim is a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

She has a proven track-record of carrying out research which is practice- and policy-oriented. She has worked extensively throughout Asia. She has conducted research on transitional justice in post-conflict-Nepal, the worst forms of child labour, children’s rights, economic livelihoods, gender-based violence and the peace negotiations in the Philippines, Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Yvette has worked for various organisations including the International Development Law Organization (Sri Lanka), the Australian Human Rights Centre (Australia), the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (US), Baker & McKenzie (Australia and Thailand), The Asia Foundation (Philippines) and the Centre for International Cooperation and Security (UK). She was also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and the Australian National University.

Her academic background is in law, conflict resolution, bioethics and medical science. Yvette completed her doctoral studies at the University of New South Wales where she lectured in a range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including development studies, international relations, social science and qualitative research methods. Yvette has a range of publications and she is a reviewer for a number of high ranking international journals.