Henrietta McNeill

PhD candidate


BA (Hons) (Canterbury); MA (Canterbury)

Contact details
Room: 105a
Building: Baldessin Precinct Building
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Henrietta began her PhD candidacy at ANU in 2020. She has worked widely across the Pacific region, with a particular interest in Polynesia. She has led work focussing on a range of topics from trade, to transnational crime, to labour mobility. She has previously lived in Samoa and Tokelau.

Henrietta’s research looks at the security effects of criminal deportations to the region. She is particularly interested the risk posed by criminal deportations, and links to transnational crime. Her previous research has been on regional integration in development, harmonising standards, and aid decision-making in dependent territories.

She is also a Research Officer with the University of Adelaide, working on a Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grant examining the potential for a network security architecture in the Pacific.


Thesis topic

Exporting a problem or creating networks? Criminal deportations and Pacific regional security


Hopkins, W. J., and McNeill, H., (2015) Exploring hard law through soft norms: New Zealand’s reception of European standards in “Importing EU Norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings”, ed. A Bjorkdahl, N. Chaban, J. Leslie, and A. Masselot; Springer

McNeill, H., (2014) She’ll Be Right: Some Observations on Diffused European Union Standards in a New Zealand Context, Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies 6:1

McNeill, Henrietta (2021) Oceania’s ‘crimmigration creep’: are deportation and reintegration norms being diffused?, Journal of Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/00048658211008952

Wallis, Joanne, and Henrietta McNeill (2021) The implications of COVID-19 for security in the Pacific Islands, The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 110:2 pp. 203-216 https://doi/10.1080/00358533.2021.1904587

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