Emily Waller is a doctoral researcher in the School of Social Sciences and a research associate in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney, Australia). She has a multidisciplinary research background which has focused on exploring the interface between public health, human rights, security, and gender, with particular attention to the Asia-Pacific Region.
Previously, Emily has supported research in Sri Lanka and the Solomon Islands, which led to the development of a practical field tool to provide rapid assessment of peace-building and conflict prevention components of health initiatives in conflict-affected settings. Further research focused on the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers from a victim-centred and human rights perspective. Later, she worked for the cross-faculty UNSW Initiative for Health and Human Rights, and the Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, where her research expanded to the theory, methods, tools and application of health and human rights frameworks to various international public health challenges, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health.
Emily received her Master’s Degree in Public Health (International Health and Development) from UNSW. Her doctoral thesis is focusing on transitional justice programs related to the International Criminal Court’s reparations mandate and Trust Fund for Victims.
Emily’s post today, co-authored with IntLawGrrls contributors Louise Chappell and Rosemary Grey, discusses their forthcoming article on gender and complementarity at the International Criminal Court. Heartfelt welcome!