Prior to joining the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Rebecca had a career with international humanitarian NGOs. She held a number of roles in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa, managing human rights and legal assistance programs as well as multi-sector humanitarian response programs. She also worked as a humanitarian advocacy advisor with Oxfam and Save the Children in the UK and Australia, and as a lecturer with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University.

Rebecca recently worked with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect to develop a guidance document for States on the powers of the UN General Assembly to prevent and respond to atrocity crimes, which was also the subject of her PhD research. Her current human rights research fellowship focuses on advancing the implementation of the responsibility to protect.

Rebecca has undergraduate degrees in arts and law (University of Melbourne) and masters degrees in international development (RMIT University) and international law (University of Melbourne).

Research Expertise:

  • International peace and security law
  • International organisations
  • UN Charter law
  • The responsibility to protect