Today is International Women's Day, and the Asia Media Centre is putting the spotlight on five female Asia experts based in New Zealand whose work you should be following.
Sharon Bell is a lecturer at the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University in Wellington. Her research focuses on the approaches used by an international non-governmental organisation in partnership with a non-state armed group in a health workforce training programme on the Myanmar-Thailand border.
Shine Choi is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Massey University in Auckland. She is also the associate editor for the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Her research has focused on how an illiberal state like North Korea creates the international as a space of politics.
Siân Halcrow is an associate professor at the University of Otago with research interests in East and Southeast Asian prehistory. She has led and worked on archaeological projects in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Chile and New Zealand. She also has an interest in ethical issues around the use of human remains from archaeological contexts.
Jane Rovins is the CEO of Disaster Reduction and Resilience Solutions, Ltd and a senior lecturer at Massey University. Over 20 years, she has developed an expertise in international disaster risk management and response, training, and policy development. Her recent work includes developing the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management Framework, the National Disaster Response Framework for Indonesia and outreach materials for ASEAN Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Programme.
Sharyn Davies is an associate professor at Auckland University of Technology. Indonesia has been the primary location of her research, which was originally about gender and sexuality but more recently has incorporated surveillance, social media, and policing. Her current research explores police corruption, the influence of foreign donors on the police service, public perceptions of police, gender and policing, and the applicability of a procedural justice model of policing in Indonesia.
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Main image: Dr Sian Halcrow
- Asia Media Centre