Rebecca is a Senior Research Fellow with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the role of the UN General Assembly in relation to atrocity crimes, as well as the responsibility to protect, state responsibility, international organisations, international humanitarian law and humanitarian assistance. Her research draws on more than 15 years experience in the humanitarian sector, primarily with international NGOs, including long-term roles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Indonesia and shorter-term assignments throughout South-East Asia and the Pacific. She has also worked as a humanitarian policy advisor with Oxfam and Save the Children in the UK and Australia, and as a lecturer with Deakin University’s Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, where she remains affiliated as a research associate. Rebecca holds masters degrees in public international law and international development, and she is a member of the International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee with the Australian Red Cross.

Phd title: The Powers of the UN General Assembly to Prevent and Respond to Atrocity Crimes

SupervisorsProfessor Anthony Cassimatis (primary) and Professor Alex Bellamy