I teach broadly in the field of development studies. Special interests lie in gender and development, and culture and development, and I contribute to topics on sustainable development and international work integrated learning.
I collaborate with Scope Global on research into international development volunteering, with a view to better understand and enhance the impact of volunteer programs and to develop research capacity in this area.
I have almost a decade of experience in designing, managing and delivering gender training courses in Indonesia and Australia under the Australian Agency for International Development. I led training teams in over 20 week-long Gender Mainstreaming and Analysis training courses in Indonesia. Currently I provide management and advice to the Gender Consortium at Flinders University which I helped to establish. The Gender Consortium is committed to gender sensitive policy, planning and project implementation in Australia, Asia and the Pacific Region, and Africa. It has conducted several intensive Australian Leadership Award Fellowship programs on themes including trafficking of women, gender and disability, women's and children's safety, and gender violence prevention. It has research expertise in gender auditing, women and security, and applied policy research on gender equity.
In recent years I have represented Flinders University on the steering committee Don Dunstan Foundation Refugee Research Project which conducts an annual conference on refugee and migration research across the South Australian universities, the Migration Update conferences.