ASPI’s Women in Defence and Security Network (WDSN) is delighted to present this interview with Rhiannon Neilsen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.
ASPI’s WDSN regularly profiles women at different stages of their careers who work across the defence, cyber, technology and national security sectors.
In this interview, ASPI’s Ashleigh McNeill speaks with Rhiannon about her PhD research on ‘Cyber Humanitarian Interventions: Ethics, Prospects, and Atrocity Prevention in the Digital Age’, what inspired here to pursue a career in academia and her three must-reads for the summer!
Rhiannon is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Previously, she was a Scientia PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests include atrocity prevention, moral and political philosophy, cyberspace, and the Responsibility to Protect. In 2019, she was awarded the Barbara Hale Fellowship by the Australian Federation of Graduate Women to be a visiting doctoral student at the University of Oxford. Rhiannon has also been a visiting scholar at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (2019). Her published work has appeared in international journals, such as Ethics and International Affairs (2020), Terrorism and Political Violence (2019), and Genocide Studies and Prevention (2015).
Updated: 22 Nov 2021