I am currently Head of the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.

I am the author of Ritual and Region: The Invention of ASEAN (CUP 2018), Realising Rights (Routledge 2014), 13 published/peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters and a range of printed and online opinion pieces. My research focuses on the intersection of human rights, regional order and Southeast Asia, paying particular attention to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). My most recent work has started to investigate the role of rituals and symbols in the performance of international and regional orders.

I have convened award winning courses at the graduate and undergraduate level including in the areas of academic skill building, World Politics, International Relations Theory and Southeast East Asian Security. I currently supervise honours, masters and PhD students working in the field of International Relations theory, foreign policy, humanitarian aid, the environment and democratic transitions.