I joined the University of Westminster Law School in early 2020. I completed a Doctor of Juridical Studies at Sydney University School of Law in 2018 with my thesis on the topic of compensation for victims of wartime violations of international law. I have a number of years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate level at various Australian universities in the fields of international law and constitutional/public law, as well as in tort. Prior to my life in academia I served in the Australian diplomatic service for over 10 years and was posted in Thailand and in Jordan, as well as on a number of short-term deployments in Hong Kong, in PNG, and with the UN. I also hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (Class 1) in Chemistry.
- international law units - undergraduate and postgraduate
- public law
My research interests lie in the following areas:
- international humanitarian law (particularly the rights of non-combatants)
- WMD and disarmament law, the treatment of emerging battlefield technologies as well as chemical and biological weaponry
- international criminal law
- international human rights law
- constitutionalism, particularly in societies emerging from conflict.