Claire started her PhD candidacy with DPA at the end of July 2011. Claire graduated from the University of Oxford in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and from the University of London in 2005 with an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Her MA thesis considered the memorisation of atrocity and politics of forgetting in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina. Claire was the CEDAW Reporting Adviser for UN Women – the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in the Sub-Pacific Region, with responsibility for Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Prior to this she undertook consultancies with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (RRRT) and as Pacific Project Manager for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). Claire has also spent two years working with CHRI in India, has taught English in China and worked with NGOs and as a public servant in the UK.