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About me

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.

Teaching

  • international law units - undergraduate and postgraduate
  • public law

Research

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.