Gillian has more than 15 years’ experience of working in, researching, and evaluating international development. She began as a VSO volunteer with an HIV prevention and AIDS care INGO in Cambodia. Her PhD examined the gaps between rhetoric and practice in HIV prevention in Myanmar. Methodologically, Gillian has a strong commitment to participatory action research and reflective learning. Gillian is also Senior Reviews Editor for the Culture, Health and Sexuality journal, and a member of the Australian Council for International Development University Network Committee. She is based at La Trobe University’s Institute for Human Security and Social Change.
We are an international research initiative that explores how leadership, power and political processes drive or block successful development