Nick is a PhD candidate in the department of Department of Politics and Social Change at the ANU, supervised by Nick Cheesman. His research focuses on the relationships between ethnic political parties and armed groups in Myanmar. He has seven years’ experience in the field of peacebuilding and democratization, and has advised the United Nations, national governments, civil society, and non-state armed groups. He has contributed research to the Global Study of UNSC Resolution 1325, and the Pathways for Peace report, and published research in the journals International Negotiation and Civil Wars and analysis with Overseas Development Institute and New Mandala.
Nick has previously worked at the University of Cambridge, at the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, and as an independent consultant. He has led or co-led projects in Myanmar on behalf of the Joint Peace Fund, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and several Myanmar civil society organizations.
Nick holds a Masters in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute, Geneva and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.