An experienced social science researcher with a background in strategic communication and extensive first-hand experience in post-conflict environments and developing countries.
Paula is highly skilled in stakeholder engagement and project management, thriving on work that is on the nexus of government, academia, and private enterprise. She specialises in analysis of international development, strategic and security issues, and resource geopolitics.
Paula has worked as a National Security and Defence consultant, as a civilian specialist in the Australian Civilian Corps (ACC), an Intelligence Analyst and Media Surveyor with a NATO mission in Afghanistan, and a Political Researcher in the Australian Embassy in Moscow.
Paula holds a PhD from the Australian National University.