Alex Lia

Alex manages project implementation and provides research and policy advice across Humanitarian Advisory Group’s portfolio of work. Alex has held research roles in the humanitarian, development and private sectors for over four years. Alex is a member of the research team for the Humanitarian Horizons Research Programme, a partnership project with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and co-lead on Intention to Impact: Measuring Localisation.  Alex has been supporting a range of other projects, including the Review of Australia’s Humanitarian Assistance to the Thai-Myanmar Border (DFAT 2017), and the Review of Australia and New Zealand’s Humanitarian Assistance for the Ambae Response (DFAT 2017). Alex has also recently authored blogs on strengthening disability inclusion and the Sustainable Development Goals. Whilst interning with the Humanitarian Advisory Group in 2015, Alex contributed to the Interim Review of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

Alex’s experience includes as a research assistant at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti in Italy working on the Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children. Alex has also provided legal support to development organisations and both local and international community legal centres, and has completed a placement at a human rights legal centre in South Africa. She also has experience in entrepreneurship and business management in the legal industry. Alex has a special interest in International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and Australian Refugee Law. She is a member of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and is an Expert Member of the Research for Development Impact Network. Alex holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations and Human Rights, from Monash University.

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