Matthew Allen, Research Fellow
BA, Grad Dip, MSc, PhD (ANU)
Interests: Resource conflict, political ecology, political economy, rural development. local-level governance and interventionism, with a focus on the Western Pacific in general and Solomon Islands in particular.
Mike Bourke, Adjunct Fellow
BAgrSci (Qld), MAg (PNG), PhD (ANU)
Interests: Village agriculture in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; relationship between environment, crops and people; intensification of land use; sustainability of agriculture; responses to food shortages; rural poverty; rural development, root crop agronomy.
Jack Corbett, Post-Doctoral Fellow
BA (Melbourne), PhD (ANU)
Interests: Political leadership; biography and life writing; democratic disenchantment; and interpretive research methods
Sinclair Dinnen, Senior Fellow
LLB (Hons) (Strath), MA (Sheff), PhD (ANU)
Interests: Conflict and Peacemaking in Melanesia; Cultural Criminology; Restorative Justice; The Politics of New States.
Susan Dixon, Research Fellow
BA (Trinity College), MA, PhD (University of Hawaii)
Interests: Australia's relations with the Pacific, especially the Australian-led intervention in Solomon Islands; conflict and peace processes; indigenous knowledge; critical geopolitics.
Richard Eves, Senior Fellow
BA Hons (Adelaide), PhD (ANU)
Interests: Melanesian Ethnography (especially religion and social/cultural change); Medical Anthropology (especially international public health and HIV/AIDS); Gender (especially masculinity); and Gender-Based Violence.
Nicole Haley, Convenor and Fellow
BA (UQ), BA (Hons) (Macquarie), PhD (ANU)
Interests: Melanesian Ethnography; Political Economy; Land Politics; Elections and Electoral Politics in PNG; Social Identity; Conflict and Armed Violence; Gender; and HIV/AIDS
Lia Kent, Postdoctoral Fellow
BA (Melb), MSW (Latrobe), LLM (Melb), PhD (Melb)
Interests: Transitional justice; reconciliation; commemoration and memorialisation; post-conflict reconstruction; local justice systems; identity politics; gender; and nation-building.
Pyone Myat Thu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bsc (Hons) (UWA), Grad DipEd (Curtin)
Interests: East Timor (or Timor-Leste) ethnography; Rural Livelihoods; Rural Development; Migration; Land Tenure; Gender Relations
Roannie Ng Shiu, Pacific Studies Outreach and Research Fellow
Interests: Geography, Population health
Anthony Regan, Fellow
Interests: Conflict Reconciliation and Peace Processes in Melanesia; Law and Politics in Developing Countries (especially Papua New Guinea and Uganda); Decentralisation Policy in Developing Countries.
Orovu Sepoe, Pacific Islands Research Fellow
BA (Hons) (UPNG), MA (Warwick) PhD (Manchester)
Interests: Women in Politics, Governance and Decision-Making; Gender
Equality and Women's Human Rights; Parties and Electoral Politics; Politics in Papua New Guinea.
Graeme Smith, Australian Development Research Award (ADRA) Fellow
BSc (Hons), PhD (Sydney), BA (UNSW), PhD (ANU)
Interests: State-society interactions; rural politics in China; bureaucratic contestation; resource projects in PNG; mining in PNG; and agribusiness.