Jessica Collins

Dr Jessica Collins is a Research Fellow in the Pacific Islands Program at the Lowy Institute, having also worked on the Pacific Aid Map project and the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network, a project aiming to build links and understanding between the two countries. Jessica has undertaken research projects on Pacific remittances and the financing trends for Pacific women’s development.

She publishes on Pacific women’s political representation, including a podcast series on Papua New Guinea’s national elections and chairing a panel on electoral reform with two of PNG’s governors. Jessica was also consulted on the implementation of the US’ Global Fragility Act in PNG.

Prior to joining the Institute, she completed a PhD on the resettlement of refugees from Myanmar and a Master of Global Development and International Relations. Her Honours project involved research with Samoan communities in Australia, and her undergraduate studies focused on Pacific Island communities.

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