Rebecca is a PhD candidate with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland. She has spent most of her career with international humanitarian NGOs, including long-term roles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Indonesia (Aceh) and shorter-term assignments in South-East Asia and the Pacific. Most of her field work has focused on the management of protection, human rights and legal assistance programs, and she has also served as a humanitarian advocacy advisor with Oxfam (GB and Australia) and Save the Children, and a lecturer with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University. Her writing on human rights, humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian law and international peace and security law has been published in law journals, books, foreign policy forums and mainstream media. She is a qualified lawyer and holds masters degrees in international development and international law.