Fiona was a Research Associate for nuclear issues with the Lowy Institute's International Security Program from March 2009 until her departure to pursue postgraduate study in August 2012. She supported the Institute's current partnership with the Nuclear Security Project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and previously assisted with the Institute's research for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Politics and International Relations) from the University of New South Wales, both with first class honours. She has also studied at Harvard University and the Renmin University of China in Beijing, and interned at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, International Crisis Group and the China Security Program of the World Security Institute. She speaks French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.