Alex Lia

Alex worked as a researcher at Humanitarian Advisory Group in 2017-2018, having completed an eight month internship with us in 2015. Alex is now a graduate at the Attorney-General’s Department and a member of the IHL Advisory Committee of the Australian Red Cross in the ACT.

Alex managed project implementation and provided research and policy advice across Humanitarian Advisory Group’s portfolio of work. Alex was the lead author in developing a Protection of Civilians (POC) Manual for the Australian Civil Military Centre. She was a member of the research team for the Humanitarian Horizons Research Programme, a partnership project with DFAT, and co-authored Intention to Impact: Measuring Localisation. Alex supported 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 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 other 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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