Dr Vandra Harris

Vandra is the Program Manager of the Master of International Development

Vandra Harris’s research focuses particularly on the interface between different actors in humanitarian spaces, especially militaries, police and NGOs, and local and international development actors. She has a special interest in humanitarianism(s), and in ethics in everyday practice.

Vandra’s most recent research project addressed NGO-military interaction complex emergencies and disasters, funded by the Australian Civil-Military Centre. She has previously worked on ARC research projects on Australia’s international policing and on youth recidivism in Australia.

Past and current PhD supervisions include international police traffic safety; trauma and nation-building in Timor-Leste; community-based disaster risk management in Sri Lanka; community policing and militant groups in Pakistan.

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