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Dr Suzanne Akila
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2016

Dr

Suzanne Akila

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian National University

PhD title: Participation and the Protection of Citizens Abroad in International Law

Suzanne’s PhD examined how state and non-state actors participate in the protection of citizens abroad and why. It included in-depth studies of Australia, Germany and Mexico’s consular and protection frameworks and practice.

Suzanne is a Director in the International Legal Practice Group in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has led the International Law Section, the International Law Advising and Treaties Section and the Sea Law and Antarctica Section. Suzanne was named Woman Lawyer of the Year for Government by the ACT Women Lawyers Association in 2018. She is a Visiting Government Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and has taught international law at ANU. She completed her LLM specialising in public international law at University College London and her LLB at the University of Western Australia.

Supervisor:
Professor Hilary Charlesworth
  • Participation and the Protection of Citizens Abroad in International Law; Akila, Suzanne. 2015. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d76383ea66a0
  • Australian Legislation Concerning Matters of International Law 2008. Akila, Suzanne; Cavenagh, Jennifer; Mackay, Emily; et al. The Australian Year Book of International Law Online, 2010, Volume 29, Issue 1
  • Networks of protection; Akila, Suzanne. Experts, Networks and International Law, 01/2017

Dr Talia Avrahamzon
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2019

Dr

Talia Avrahamzon

Department of Social Services

Australian National University

PhD title: Everyday reconciliation at school: new celebrations and ongoing silences

Talia’s PhD explores how the education system engages in reconciliation at the policy, school and classroom levels as well as through the perspectives of children. Through a multi-disciplinary ethnographic inquiry into the everyday policies and practices in two urban primary schools on Ngunnawal Country, in the ACT education jurisdiction, the study responded to a gap in understanding how, why and for whom reconciliation is (re)constructed. The findings have implications for how individuals, organisations and the nation understand and engage with reconciliation beyond the education system.

Talia has been employed by the Department of Social Services since 2002 in various policy, implementation (including community engagement) and organisational culture (learning and development) roles. Talia’s current role is focusing on First Nation perspectives and engagement in disability policy and delivery. Since completing her PhD, she has also held positions in the ANU College of Arts and Social Science and holds a Research Fellowship position at the ANU Centre of Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR). Talia co-convenes the Indigenous Studies first year undergraduate course and has co-designed and delivered Indigenous Affairs, Policy and intercultural capability professional development and training packages. During her scholarship, Talia was a visiting scholar at Queens University, Belfast (2015) and Victoria University, Wellington (2019) where she maintains strong research and policy collaborations. 

Supervisor:
Associate Professor Jerry Schwab
  • Everyday Reconciliation at School: New Celebrations and Ongoing Silences; Avrahamzon, Talia. 2019. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d77832701eef
  • Bar-Tal, D; Avrahamzon, T. (2016) Development of delegitimization and animosity in the context of intractable conflict. In Sibley, C. Barlow, F. (Eds) (2016). Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice. Cambridge Press. Cambridge.


Helen Benassi
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2021

Dr

Helen Benassi

Department of Defence

Australian National University

PhD title: E-health solutions to support early identification and self-management of mental health in the Australian Defence Force.

For over ten years, Helen has worked for the Department of Defence in mental health and psychology policy and research. Helen was responsible for the coordination of strategic mental health research within Defence and managed the delivery of a number of influential research projects, including the Longitudinal Australian Defence Force (ADF) Study Evaluating Resilience, and the ADF Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Study.

Helen’s research will examine stigma and barriers to mental health care in the ADF, as well as the role e-mental health plays in treatment-seeking behaviour, early intervention, and self-management in a workplace context. Helen was co-author on a number of 2018 and 2019 Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports examining mental health in current and former ADF members and pathways to mental health care, including technology use. She presented at the Society for Mental Health Research Conference in November 2019.

Supervisor:
Associate Professor Phil Batterham
  • Burns, J., Van Hooff, M., Lawrence-Wood, E., Benassi, H., Sadler, N., Hodson, S., Hansen, C., Avery, J., Searle, A., Iannos, M., Abraham, M., Baur, J., & McFarlane, A. (2019). Technology Use and Wellbeing Report, Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study. Canberra: the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Bryant, R., Lawrence-Wood, E., Baur, J., McFarlane, A., Hodson, S., Sadler, N., Benassi, H., Howell, S., Abraham, M., Iannos, M., Hansen, C., Searle, A., & Van Hooff, M. (2019). Mental Health Changes Over Time: a Longitudinal Perspective: Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study. Canberra: Department of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Lawrence-Wood, E., McFarlane, A., Lawrence, A., Sadler, N., Hodson, S., Benassi, H., Bryant, R., Korgaonkar, M., Rosenfeld, J., Sim, M., Kelsall, H., Abraham, M., Baur, J., Howell, S., Hansen, C., Iannos, M., Searle, A., & Van Hooff, M. (2019). Impact of Combat Report, Impact of Combat Study. Canberra: Department of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Van Hooff M, Lawrence-Wood E, Hodson S, Sadler N, Benassi H, Hansen C, Grace B, Avery J, Searle A, Iannos M, Abraham M, Baur J, McFarlane A. (2018) Mental Health Prevalence, Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study, the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Forbes D, Van Hooff M, Lawrence-Wood E, Sadler N, Hodson S, Benassi H, Hansen C, Avery J, Varker T, O’Donnell M, Phelps A, Frederickson J, Sharp M, Searle A, McFarlane A. (2018) Pathways to Care, Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study, the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Kelsall, H., Sim, M., Van Hooff, M., Lawrence-Wood, E., Benassi, H., Sadler, N., Hodson, S., Hansen, C., Avery, J., Searle, A., Ighani, H., Iannos, M., Abraham, M., Baur, J., Saccone, E., & McFarlane, A. (2018). Physical Health Status Report, Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study. Canberra: the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Searle, A. K., Van Hooff, M., McFarlane, A. C., Davies, C. E., Tran, T., Hodson, S. E., Benassi, H.P., Steele, N. M. (2017). Screening for Depression and Psychological Distress in a Currently Serving Military Population: The Diagnostic Accuracy of the K10 and the PHQ9. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117745124
  • Searle, A., Van Hooff, M., McFarlane, A. C., Davies, C.E. Fairweather-Schmidt, A.K., Hodson, S.E., Benassi, H.P. & Steele. N. (2015). The validity of military screening for mental health problems: Diagnostic accuracy of the PCL, K10 and AUDIT scales in an entire military population. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 16;24(1):32-45. DOI: 10.1002/mpr.1460
  • Steele, N.M, Benassi, H.P, Chesney, C.J, Nicholson, C, Fogarty, G.J, (2014) Evaluating the Merits of Using Brief Measures of PTSD or General Mental Health Measures in Two-Stage PTSD Screening. Military Medicine, 179(12): 1497-1502, DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00183
  • Van Hooff, M., McFarlane, A.C., Davies, C.E., Searle, A., Fairweather-Schmidt, A.K., Verhagen, A., Benassi, H., Hodson, S.E. The Australian Defence Force Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Study: design and methods. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 2014 14;5. Epub 2014 Aug 14. DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v5.23950
  • Benassi, H. (2012) Post-Operational Mental Health: Bi-Annual Surveillance Report. Technical Brief 04-12. Canberra: Department of Defence.
  • Benassi, H., & Steele, N. (2011). Post-Operational Mental Health Surveillance: Middle East Area of Operations 2010. Technical Brief 13-11. Canberra: Department of Defence.

Peter J Bligh
SRW Pat Turner Scholarship Graduated 2020

Peter J Bligh

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Australian National University

Graduate Diploma of Economics

Peter joined the APS in 2012. He has provided advice on program design, program management, strategic policy and regulatory administration for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. While doing this, Peter has embedded strategies to enhance Indigenous outcomes across the breadth of his work.

Peter is using his postgraduate study to continue to enhance Indigenous outcomes by applying economics to policy formulation and evaluation. He is also hoping to develop embedded understanding of issues involved in the coordination of economic policies, and better analyse the economic effects of policy changes and communicate them to a public, business or government audience.


Joseph Chien
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2021

Dr

Joseph Chien

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian National University

PhD title: Using administrative data to gain insights into microdrivers of productivity

Joseph has been at the APS for over 20 years and is currently the director of the Data Access and Confidentiality Methodology Unit (DACMU). Joseph's PhD research analysed administrative data to better understand the microdrivers of productivity.

His research interests include productivity analysis, network modelling, semantic web and synthetic data. Joseph is interested in advancing a synthetic data approach at the ABS to make its data more accessible for research while ensuring confidentiality of the providers.

Supervisor:
Professor Alan Welsh
  • Chien, C. H., Welsh, A. H., & Moore, J. D. (2020). Synthetic Business Microdata: an Australian example. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 10(2).

Martin Dallen
SRW Pat Turner Scholarship Graduated 2021

Martin Dallen

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Australian National University

Master of Forestry

In his role in the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Martin plays a key role advancing Australia’s sustainable forest management objectives in the Asia-Pacific region, and promoting the free trade in sustainably and legally harvested wood-based products.

Martin is studying a Master in Forestry, with a view to progressing into a research year to explore the economic and regulatory barriers faced by managers of private and
Indigenous-owned forests that inhibit the commercial utilisation of these forests. Better understanding of these inhibiting factors can lead to potential actions taken by governments at various levels, ultimately enhancing the economic and social prospects of rural, resource-dependent communities.


Dr Nathan Deutscher
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2019

Dr

Nathan Deutscher

Department of the Treasury

Australian National University

PhD title: Empirical Essays in Intergenerational Mobility and Early Childhood Human Capital Formation

Nathan’s PhD research focused on intergenerational mobility—the extent to which economic outcomes are passed down from parents to children. Using maturing longitudinal datasets, twin studies and administrative data, his thesis examined how mobility varies across groups in Australian society, and investigated causal mechanisms, such as the role of nature versus nurture, and the potential impact of public policy.

Nathan has worked at Treasury since 2008 in a variety of roles across social and tax policy. He worked as a Departmental Liaison Officer in the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer’s Office between late 2011 and 2013, where he advised on individual income tax, indirect taxes and welfare policy. He is currently Acting Manager of the International Outlook Unit.

Supervisor:
Professor Robert Breunig

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Owen Freestone
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2020

Dr

Owen Freestone

Department of the Treasury

Australian National University

PhD title: Economic inequality over the life cycle in Australia.

Owen has worked in the APS since 2004. Since 2010, he has managed various teams within the Macroeconomic Group at Treasury, responsible for providing advice on the Australian and Chinese economies.

Owen’s PhD research explores the life-cycle dimension of income and consumption among Australian households, and how this is shaped by government policy. He looked to answer questions, such as the relative importance of individual differences versus other factors in explaining wage inequality in Australia, and the role that the tax-transfer system plays in cushioning workers from unexpected income changes. Owen has also published a number of research publications on economic topics like Australian household saving behaviour and structural change in the Chinese economy.

Supervisor:
Professor Robert Breunig
  • The Drivers of Life-Cycle Wage Inequality in Australia; Freestone, Owen. Economic Record Vol. 94, Iss. 307, (December 2018): 424-444.
  • China's unfinished state-owned enterprise reforms; Zhang, Dong; Freestone, Owen. Economic Round-up, 2013, Issue 2
  • The Rise in Household Saving and Its Implications for the Australian Economy; Freestone, Owen; Gaudry, Danial; Obeyesekere, Anthony; et al. Economic Round-up, 2011, Issue 2
  • Economic inequality over the life cycle in Australia; Freestone, Owen. 2020. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 

Dr Christiane Gerblinger
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2021

Dr

Christiane Gerblinger

Department of the Treasury

Australian National University

PhD title: The language of the rebuffed: a critical appraisal of how policy advisers communicate

Christiane joined the Treasury as a speechwriter in 2012. Before that, she worked across a range of areas in the APS, from analysing financial intelligence to providing advice on counter-proliferation, energy, health and rural policy. Along the way, and partly as a result of completing her first PhD in film and literature in 2000, Christiane continued to critically analyse discourse—but, instead of closely reading literary texts, her attention turned to analysing how public policy is communicated to governments and the public.

Christiane's Sir Roland Wilson thesis examined the language of rejected policy advice, with a focus on how policy knowledge is constructed inside public administrations and communicated to governments during controversy. Her analysis drew on three Australian policy case studies: the taxation of investment properties, the role of renewables in the national energy mix, and the Iraq war. A gap in methods with which to dissect the phenomenon of rebuffed language led her to construct a new framework informed by rhetorical, organisational and comparative analyses. She uncovered three different language typologies that: fixated on one strand of enquiry but sidestepped wider context; expunged complexity, thereby imparting an appearance of certainty and solid evidence; and routinely raised the presence of uncertainty, leaving advice unusable as evidence. When publicly released, the advice accompanying each proved problematic as means with which to account for political decisions. Her thesis returned outstanding examiners’ reports due to its unique contribution to political science, public administration, intelligence and policy studies, and communication.

Christiane returned to the APS in 2020 and is now a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science in the ANU's College of Science.

Supervisor:
Professor Joan Leach

Dr Camille Goodman
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2019

Dr

Camille Goodman

Attorney-General’s Department

Australian National University

PhD title: The nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone

Camille’s PhD focused on the nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone. While the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea clearly gives coastal States ‘sovereign rights’ to explore, exploit, conserve and manage the living resources of the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone, the nature and extent of these rights—and the way in which coastal States can employ them—is not well understood. Camille’s doctoral research addresses this gap, reviewing and analysing the practice of 145 coastal States to articulate and justify a contemporary statement regarding the nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone.

Camille has worked at the Attorney-General’s Department since 2005. She has provided advice to government on a wide range of public international law issues, with a particular focus on maritime law and international fisheries law. She has been the Australian Government legal adviser at international meetings and negotiations, and managed litigation before international courts and tribunals. Since completing her PhD, Camille has worked in various roles at the Attorney-General’s Department, including leading the Department’s Incoming Government Brief Taskforce during the 2019 election period. She is currently the Director of the Cabinet, Legislation and Estimates Section in the Strategy and Governance Branch.

Supervisor:
Professor Donald Rothwell
  • The nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone; Goodman, Camille. 2019. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d5149ad89340
  • Law Beyond Boundaries: innovative mechanisms for the integrated management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction; Goodman, Camille; Matley, Holly. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 01/2018, Volume 75, Issue 1
  • Striking the right balance? Applying the jurisprudence of international tribunals to coastal state innovations in international fisheries governance; Goodman, Camille. Marine Policy, 10/2017, Volume 84
  • Rights, Obligations, Prohibitions: A Practical Guide to Understanding Judicial Decisions on Coastal State Jurisdiction over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone; Goodman, Camille. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 08/2018, Volume 33, Issue 3

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Dr Angelia Grant
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2015

Dr

Angelia Grant

International Monetary Fund

Australian National University

PhD title: Three essays on the US business cycle, expectations formation and model comparison

Angelia’s PhD researched business cycles and economic fluctuations, with a particular focus on comparing conclusions based on different economic models. She examined the role of particular structural shocks during the 2001 US slowdown and Great Recession, and whether the assumption of rational expectations or adaptive learning in a large macroeconomic model for the US economy provides a better model fit. Her thesis also proposes a new econometric method for computing a model selection criterion that is rarely used in applied work given its computational burden.

Angelia returned to the Treasury in 2015 while continuing her work as an academic. She has held positions as the Principal Adviser (Forecasting) in the Macroeconomic Conditions Division, as the Head of the Macroeconomic Conditions Division and as Principal Adviser to the Treasurer. Recently, she has taken up the position as Alternate Executive Director, Asia and the Pacific Constituency at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.

Supervisor:
Professor Warwick McKibbin
  • Three essays on the US business cycle, expectations formation and model comparison; Grant, Angelia Lee. 2015. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d51464b32db1
  • The Early Millennium Slowdown: Replicating the Peersman (2005) Results; Grant, Angelia L. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 01/2017, Volume 32, Issue 1
  • The Great Recession and Okun's Law. Grant, Angelia L. Economic Modelling, 01/2018, Volume 69
  • Modeling energy price dynamics: GARCH versus stochastic volatility; Chan, Joshua Cc; Grant, Angelia L. Energy economics, 02/2016, Volume 54
  • A Bayesian Model Comparison for Trend-Cycle Decompositions of Output: MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING; GRANT, ANGELIA L; CHAN, JOSHUA C.C. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 03/2017, Volume 49, Issue 2-3
  • On the Observed-Data Deviance Information Criterion for Volatility Modeling; Chan, Joshua C C; Grant, Angelia L. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 10/2016, Volume 14, Issue 4.
  • Fast computation of the deviance information criterion for latent variable models; Chan, Joshua C.C; Grant, Angelia L. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 08/2016, Volume 100
  • Reconciling output gaps: Unobserved components model and Hodrick–Prescott filter; Grant, Angelia L; Chan, Joshua C.C.Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 02/2017, Volume 75

Dr Paul Hubbard
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2019

Dr

Paul Hubbard

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian National University

PhD title: The nature and performance of China’s state owned enterprises.

Paul’s PhD, is on the “Nature and Performance of China’s State-owned Enterprises”. During his research, Paul was a frequent contributor to the East Asia Forum, and presented testimony to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in Washington DC in February 2016. He also spent a period as a visiting scholar at Peking University in 2015

Paul joined the Department of the Treasury as a graduate in 2006. Since April 2017, Paul has worked at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on international economic issues, attending three G20 Summits. In July 2018, Paul received a Secretary’s Excellence Award ‘for making an outstanding contribution to the Department's critical and strategic thinking across disciplines.’  Paul returns to ANU from time to time to present guest lectures and seminars relating to the Chinese economy.

Supervisor:
Dr Shiro Armstrong
  • Managing Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment; Hubbard, Paul. The China Quarterly, 12/2016, Volume 228
  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Multilateralism on the Silk Road; Callaghan, Mike; Hubbard, Paul.China Economic Journal, 05/2016, Volume 9, Issue 2
  • Where have China’s state monopolies gone?; Hubbard, Paul. China Economic Journal, 01/2016, Volume 9, Issue 1
  • Open government information in Chinese state-owned enterprises; Hubbard, Paul; Xiao, Weibing. Information Polity, 05/2017, Volume 22, Issue 1
  • A flying goose chase: China’s overseas direct investment in manufacturing (2011–2013); Xu, Jiajun; Hubbard, Paul. China Economic Journal, 05/2018, Volume 11, Issue 2
  • Chinese state owned enterprises: An observer's guide; Hubbard, Paul; Williams, Patrick. International Journal of Public Policy, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 3-5

Dr Neal Hughes
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2015

Dr

Neal Hughes

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

Australian National University

PhD title: Water property rights in rivers with large dams

Neal’s research focused on the design of water markets, particularly market mechanisms for managing major water storages. Recently, Neal’s PhD research was used to inform the ACCC Murray Darling Basin water market inquiry. Neal’s PhD also explored the application of machine learning techniques to economics.

Since returning to the APS, Neal has led several major projects at ABARES, including the development of new economic models of Australian farms and water markets, drawing on techniques developed as part of his thesis. At ABARES, Neal has produced a range of research on agricultural policy issues including the effects of drought and climate change on Australian farms, and water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin. Neal writes regularly on these issues in The Conversation.

Visit Neal's website to learn more about him and his research. 

Supervisor:
Professor Quentin Grafton

Visit Neal's website for a full list of his publications.

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Dr Nerida Hunter
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2017

Dr

Nerida Hunter

Department of Social Services

Australian National University

PhD title: Geodemographic and life course perspectives of population ageing in Australia: informing the policy response to population ageing

Nerida began her training in demography in 2010 at the university of California and subsequently joined ANU to complete her PhD as a Sir Roland Wilson scholar. Her PhD undertook applied demographic research of Australia’s aged and ageing population. She examined the size, structure and characteristics of the aged population across 328 regions of Australia, looking at; healthy life and working life expectancies; lifespan and life course disparity; and projections of growth and settlement of the aged population through to 2031. She was also a student affiliate of the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.

Nerida worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) from 2006 to 2015 on a wide range of social policy issues. She was the Departmental Liaison Officer in the Office of the Cabinet Secretary in 2008 and 2009 and also headed the International and Trade Analysis Unit for the Department of the Treasury during 2015 and 2016.

Supervisor:
Professor James Raymer
  • Geodemographic and life course perspectives of population ageing in Australia: informing the policy response to population ageing; Hunter, Nerida. 2016. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d6e4ca407e6c

Deborah Katona
SRW Pat Turner Scholarship Graduated 2019

Deborah Katona

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Charles Darwin University

Master of Public Policy

Deborah currently works at the National Indigenous Australians Agency. She more than 15 years’ experience in the APS, working in contract management, policy and coordination roles. Her most recent position was working in the Indigenous Affairs Group of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, overseeing delivery in the East Kimberley.

Deborah will complete a Master of Public Policy at Charles Darwin University. The Master of Public Policy is designed with a focus on northern contexts that will provide a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the design, implementation and evaluation of public policy in remote, regional, Indigenous and northern contexts.


Dr Marie McAuliffe
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2017

Dr

Marie McAuliffe

International Organization for Migration (formerly Department of Home Affairs)

Australian National University

PhD title: Self-agency and asylum

Marie’s PhD research examined the migration patterns, processes and factors involved in irregular maritime migration to Australia of Afghan Hazaras between 2008 and 2013. Her research focused on the conceptualisation of international migration, and irregular maritime migration specifically. In 2018, she was awarded the Charles Price prize for outstanding doctoral research in demography for her thesis. She has published and edited extensively in academic and policy spheres on international migration, serving on the editorial boards of scientific journals Migration Studies and International Migration, and is an associate editor of the Harvard Data Science Review. Marie maintains visiting scholar positions at ANU’s School of Demography and the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva). Marie serves as a senior official in the UN system as the head of the Migration Research Division and editor of the flagship World Migration Report in IOM Geneva. In her role she has led the implementation of migration research projects funded by the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway and Switzerland, with research partners from across the developing and developed world. She leads migration research and analysis initiatives with a wide range of partners, including the World Economic Forum, MIT Technology Review and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations as well as several universities.

Marie started work with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in 2000. She has worked for the department in offices in Canberra, Seoul and Moscow. Marie has led branches and sections in DIBP, the Australian Public Service Commission, and the Department of Workplace Relations. She has consulted to the International Labor Organization as well as in the private sector. For three years Marie managed DIBP’s largest research programme as well as a research/analytical function on irregular migration.

Supervisor:
Professor James Raymer
  • McAuliffe, M. (2020) Immobility as the ultimate “migration disrupter”: COVID-19 and the securitization of migration, Migration Research Series Paper No 64, IOM: Geneva. 
  • McAuliffe, M., Bauloz, C. and Kitimbo, A. (2020) The challenge of real-time analysis: making sense of the migration and mobility implications of COVID-19, Migration Policy Practice, 10(2), pp.15-21.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2020) ‘On the margins: Migrant smuggling in the context of development’ in Bastia, T. and Skeldon, R. (ed.) Handbook of Migration and Development, Routledge: Oxford.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Khadria, B. (eds) (2019), World Migration Report 2020, International Organization for Migration: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M., Kitimbo, A. and Khadria, B. (2019) Reflections on Migrants’ Contributions in an Era of Increasing Disruption and Disinformation, in McAuliffe, M. and Khadria, B. (eds) (2019), World Migration Report 2020, International Organization for Migration: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Triandafyllidou, A. (2018), Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base, Volume 2, International Organization for Migration: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (ed) (2018) World Migration Report Special Issue, Migration Policy Practice, vol VII, no 4.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2018) ‘The nexus between forced and irregular migration: Insights from demography’ in Hugo, G., Abbasi-Shavazi, M.J. & Kraly, E.P. (eds) The Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration. Springer & IUSSP.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Goossens, A. M. (2018) ‘Regulating International Migration in an Era of Increasing Interconnectedness’ in Triandafyllidou, A. (ed) Handbook on Migration and Globalisation, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2018) ‘Migration moderate, ‘master weaver’ and inspirational team leader: Reflecting on the lasting legacy of Graeme Hugo in three spheres of migration policy’, in Klocher, N. and Dun, O. (Eds) Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: In memory of Graeme Hugo, Routledge: Oxon and New York.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (eds) (2017) World Migration Report 2018. IOM: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M., Kitimbo, A., Goossens, A.M. and Ullah, A.A. (2017) ‘Understanding migration journeys from migrants’ perspectives’ in McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (eds) (2017) World Migration Report 2018. IOM: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2017) Self-agency and asylum, Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d149b842f660
  • McAuliffe, M. (2017) Protection Elsewhere, Resilience Here: Introduction to the Special Issue on Statelessness, Irregularity, and Protection in Southeast Asia. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Volume 15, Issue 3.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K.  (eds) (2017) A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K.  (2017) 'Introduction', in A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Mence, V. (2017) 'Irregular maritime migration as a global phenomenon', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Jayasuriya, D. (2017) 'Placing Sri Lankan maritime arrivals in a broader migration context', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2017) 'Seeking the views of irregular migrants: Decision-making, drivers and migration journeys', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M., Weeks, Warren and Koser, K. (2017) 'Media and migration: Comparative analysis of print and online media reporting on migrants and migration in selected countries', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. (2017) 'Conclusions', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2017) ‘The Human Development Visa Scheme: Applying Practical and Sustainable Policy Levers to Actively Encourage Migrants to Undertake Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’, in McAuliffe, M. and M. Klein Solomon (Conveners) (2017) Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate: Ideas to Inform International Cooperation on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, IOM: Geneva.
  • McAuliffe, M. and Klein Solomon, M. (ed) (2017) Migration Research Leaders Syndicate Special Issue, Migration Policy Practice, vol VII, no 3.
  • McAuliffe, M. (2017) 'Protection Elsewhere, Resilience Here: Introduction to the Special Issue on Statelessness, Irregularity and Protection in Southeast Asia', Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 15(3): 221-231.
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Dr Michael McKenzie
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2016

Dr

Michael McKenzie

Attorney General’s Department

Australian National University

PhD title: Rethinking International Cooperation: Crime, Policy and Politics in Australia-Indonesia Relations

Michael’s research examines the conditions that promote criminal justice cooperation between Australia and Indonesia. He published a book based on the research, Common Enemies: Crime, Policy, and Politics in Australia-Indonesia Relations, with Oxford University Press in 2018.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Michael worked at the Attorney-General’s Department on legal capacity building in South-East Asia. His work focused on assisting countries in the region to strengthen their terrorism and transnational crime laws. After his research, Michael served as Counsellor (Legal) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta (2016-2019). He currently serves as Minister-Counsellor (Legal) at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby. Michael is also a visitor at RegNet.

Supervisor:
Professor Veronica Taylor
  • Rethinking International Cooperation: Crime, Policy and Politics in Australia-Indonesia Relations; McKenzie, Michael John. 2016. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d51467274772
  • Common Enemies: Crime, Policy, and Politics in Australia-Indonesia Relations; McKenzie, Michael. 2018.
  • Securitising transnational crime: the political drivers of police cooperation between Australia and Indonesia; McKenzie, Michael. Policing and Society, 03/2019, Volume 29, Issue 3
  • Market makers' optimal price-setting policy for exchange-traded certificates; Baller, Stefanie; Entrop, Oliver; McKenzie, Michael; et al. Journal of banking and finance, 10/2016, Volume 71

Siddharth Shirodkar
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2021

Dr

Siddharth Shirodkar

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian National University

PhD title: Where are all the Indigenous entrepreneurs? A study of the pathways and barriers to entrepreneurship

Siddharth joined the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2015 to work on Indigenous economic development, particularly centred around Indigenous entrepreneurship. He has worked as an economist in the Australian Government for over a decade including at the Treasury, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and with the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Siddharth’s research is on the pathways and barriers to Indigenous Australians starting a business. He will take a mixed-methods approach to investigate factors that are limiting opportunities for potential Indigenous entrepreneurs to get into business, including the impact of racial bias. His study involves econometric analysis and groundbreaking qualitative techniques to identify Australia’s hidden entrepreneurial potential.

    Supervisor:
    Dr Boyd Hunter

    Dr Rick Zentelis
    SRW Scholarship Graduated 2017

    Dr

    Rick Zentelis

    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

    Australian National University

    PhD title: Bombing for Biodiversity: Integrating the Military Training and Environmental Values of Military Training Areas

    Rick’s PhD looked at a better way to manage military training areas (MTAs). He used his unique experience and in depth knowledge of environmental management to develop a MTA management model that will increase training utility, reduce costs associated with training area management and increase environmental protection. The model is also applicable to sectors such as forestry and agriculture.

    Rick has been employed by the Department of Defence since 2005. He has been involved in the environmental management of the Defence Estate, developing the department’s policies and approaches on biodiversity, heritage, biosecurity, bushfire and erosion.

    Supervisor:
    Professor David Lindenmayer
    • Bombing for Biodiversity: Integrating the Military Training and Environmental Values of Military Training Areas; Zentelis, Rick Aleksander. 2017. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d6cf9df1db2e
    • Conservation: Manage military land for the environment; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David. Nature, 12/2014, Volume 516, Issue 7530
    • Principles for integrated environmental management of military training areas; Rick Zentelis; David Lindenmayer; J Dale Roberts; et al. Land Use Policy, 04/2017, Volume 63
    • Bombing for Biodiversity—Enhancing Conservation Values of Military Training Areas: Bombing for biodiversity; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David. Conservation Letters, 07/2015, Volume 8, Issue 4
    • Towards integrated management of Australia’s ecologically significant military training areas; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David; Roberts, J Dale; et al. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 04/2018, Volume 25, Issue 2
     
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