The Centre is delighted to announce that Dr Phil Orchard will be taking the position of Research Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Dr Orchard has been with the Centre since 2014 as Program Leader and Researcher on the Doctrine, Concepts and Inter-Agency Coordination Program. His new position will see him in charge of research performance, mentoring, monitoring and strategy for the Centre.
Dr Orchard’s research interests focus primarily on international efforts to provide institutional and legal forms of protection to civilians and forced migrants. He was recently awarded an ARC Discovery Grant to advance knowledge on regime induced displacement. Dr Orchard’s latest book publications include A Right to Flee: Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and a co-edited book with Alexander Betts, entitled Implementation in World Politics: How Norms Change Practice (Oxford University Press, 2014). Additionally, he has published in a variety of outlets within the fields of international relations and forced migration studies, including Global Governance, International Affairs, the Review of International Studies, and Refugee Survey Quarterly.
Dr Orchard has also been promoted to Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies with the School of Political Science and International Studies, effective January 2015.