Gerard McCarthy


PhD candidate

Gerard commenced his doctoral studies in the Department of Political and Social Change in January 2014. Supervised by Dr. Nicholas Farrelly, his research focuses on the intersection between transitions to democracy, conflict management and information technology in Myanmar.

Gerard is also the Director (Asia-Pacific) for TechChange, an online university that educates aid and development practitioners about using mobile phones and social media for citizen engagement, emergency response and international development outcomes. He also consults to NGOs, civil society groups and social enterprises across these themes, having previously worked in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Australia and the United States for organisations such as The Carter Center and the United States Institute of Peace.

Gerard holds Bachelors in Economic & Social Sciences (Honours I) from the University of Sydney, studied post-conflict governance at Georgetown University and took coursework in urban economics and management at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His writing has been published in blogs and news outlets including The Guardian, The Lowy Institute, ANUs DevPolicy Centre and Inside Story. 



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