Rebecca’s research focuses on the role of the UN General Assembly in international peace and security.  Her research builds on more than 10 years with international humanitarian NGOs, including long-term roles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Indonesia (Aceh) and shorter-term assignments in South-East Asia and the Pacific.  Her field work focused primarily on the management of protection and legal assistance programs, and she also served as a humanitarian advocacy advisor with Oxfam and Save the Children. 

Prior to commencing her PhD she lectured with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University.  She has published on a range of issues across human rights, humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian law and international peace and security law, and holds masters degrees in international development and international law