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Dr Powles has previously held positions as the Monitoring & Evaluation Security Sector Specialist with the United Nations Development Programme Timor Leste; the Timor-Leste Analyst with the International Crisis Group; Advisor to the Timorese Government on the GoTL’s response to the 2006 humanitarian crisis; and various consultancy positions with international NGOs including the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Action Aid and World Vision.
She holds a doctorate from the Australian National University and is an Alumni of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies iand the East-West Center n Honolulu.
Dr Anna Powles is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Her research is focussed on how state and non-state actors are shaping regional security and the intersection of geopolitics and local security dynamics in the Pacific Islands. She is an Associate Scholar with the MacMillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, and in 2019 was a Senior Visiting Fellowship with the East-West Center, Honolulu. She sits on the independent Pacific Advisory Group to the New Zealand Foreign Minister and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Standing Committee.
Dr Anna Powles' research interests are::
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Defence Studies (160604): International Relations (160607): Political Science (160600): Studies In Human Society (160000)