Jessica Collins

Research Fellow, Pacific Islands Program
Jessica Collins
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Dr Jessica Collins is a Research Fellow in the Pacific Islands Program. Her research interests cover foreign aid and development policy in Pacific Island nations (particularly for Pacific women), Pacific migration, remittance policy, and Myanmar’s humanitarian and refugee challenges. Prior to joining the Institute, Jessica completed a PhD in Anthropology at the Queensland University of Technology. Jessica also holds a Master of Global Development from Griffith University. Her Honours research project, completed at the Queensland University of Technology, explored diasporic life for Samoans living in Brisbane, and her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney focused on the anthropology of the Pacific.

What happened at the Pacific Islands Forum
What happened at the Pacific Islands Forum
A historic hugs and dialling-down regional rivalries. How a week of Pacific diplomacy unfolded.
Pacific Islands Forum meeting: the black cloud returns
Pacific Islands Forum meeting: the black cloud returns
A continued dispute over the Secretary General position has challenged unity of the Pacific family.
What Australians fear with China pressing in the Pacific
What Australians fear with China pressing in the Pacific
Concern about a growing regional influence can be offset by faith in other actors to do the right thing.
Gender equality in the Pacific: less talk and more action
Gender equality in the Pacific: less talk and more action
Pacific women leaders are driving for change, and economic empowerment is key.
An Australia-America-Pacific partnership – for and with the region
An Australia-America-Pacific partnership – for and with the region
Support through consensus and the shared Pacific value system will ensure island nations get what they need most.
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Dame Carol Kidu
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Dame Carol Kidu
This is a special Women in Politics  series for the  Australia-PNG Network, in which the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea…
Labor’s Pacific plan: ticking the economic box
Labor’s Pacific plan: ticking the economic box
Tightening up on fees charged for remittances will ensure millions of dollars get to households across the region.
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
In this fourth episode of the series, Jessica speaks with Tania Bale, an urban candidate seeking election to PNG’s National Parliament. Tania shares her views on the challenges of…
Aus-PNG Network: Podcast series - Women in politics in PNG
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Podcast series - Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to…
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