Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific – Project Team

  • Rebecca Powell is the Managing-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University and also works as a researcher for a number of the research projects hosted by the Observatory. Before joining the Border Crossing Observatory, Rebecca worked in the field of human trafficking prevention from a law enforcement and criminal justice perspective for international ... Read more
  • Professor Sharon Pickering is a Director at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb). She is an Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow and Professor of Criminology. She is the Series Editor with Katja Franko Aas (Oslo University) and Mary Bosworth (Oxford University) of Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship.   Professor Pickering researches irregular border crossing and has written ... Read more
  • Helen McKernan is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. She also works with the Border Crossing Observatory as a researcher on the Fluid Security Project. Helen is also working on a four-year Australian Research Council funded project at Swinburne University Exploring the experience of security in the Australian Vietnamese community: ... Read more
  • Brigit is a research assistant at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb), currently working on BOb’s Fluid Security Project. She also works as a researcher at the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse in Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Laws/Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Brigit has interned at the Geneva-based NGO, the International Service ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber is a Director at The Border Crossing Observatory. She is an ARC Future Fellow researching the policing of internal borders, and works on several BOb research projects. She has studied and worked at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge and the Human Rights Centre at Essex University, held research contracts at the Centre for ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Claudia Tazreiter is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) and a political sociologist at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on contemporary human rights discourses, migration, civil society, post-conflict reconciliation processes and cosmopolitanism. She has written and published extensively on migration and human rights, the asylum policies of Western states, ... Read more