Jennifer is an Intern on the West Asia Project at the Lowy Institute. She holds a MA(Hons) Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney. Her primary interests lie in sectarianism in the Middle East, the politics of Iraq and the rise of extremist groups, foreign and domestic. Recently, she spent three years living in Malaysia which has inspired an interest in South East Asian politics too.
Prior to moving to Australia from the UK, Jennifer was a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force. She served in various locations in the UK and Europe and gained operation experience serving in Kuwait in 2003. She was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Operational Honours List of 2003.