Rhiannon Neilsen

Bell School Postdoctoral Research Fellow


PhD, MPhil, BInSt

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+61 2 612 59033
Room: 2.23
Building: Hedley Bull Building

Rhiannon’s research sits at the intersection of International Relations and Moral and Political Philosophy. Her research interests include atrocity prevention, cyberspace, artificial intelligence, and the Responsibility to Protect.

In 2021, she was awarded her PhD (supervised by Toni Erskine) with no revisions required. Also in 2021, Rhiannon received the RUSI Leo Mahony Prize, the Frances V. Harbour Award for Best ECR Paper in International Ethics (International Studies Association), and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis.

During her PhD, Rhiannon was awarded the Barbara Hale Fellowship by the Australian Federation of Graduate Women to be a visiting doctoral student (with Cécile Fabre) at the University of Oxford (2019-2020). Rhiannon has also been a visiting scholar at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (2019), and a research consultant at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (2020, 2021).

Her published work has appeared in international journals, such as Ethics and International Affairs (2020), Terrorism and Political Violence (2019), and Genocide Studies and Prevention (2015).

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