Professor Meg Keen

Director, Australia Pacific Security College, Australian National University

Professor Meg Keen is the Director of the Australia Pacific Security College (APSC), (www.pacificsecurity.com)  at the Australian National University. Meg leads a program of professional education, technical assistance and research aimed at strengthening security in the Pacific islands. Her current research focuses on regional security policy and resilience. She has conducted work and research in nearly all Pacific island countries with governments, NGOs and regional agencies. Prior to taking up the directorship of PSC, Meg was a Senior Policy Fellow in ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs (2015-18); led the ANU’s Urbanisation in Melanesia research program (2015-19); was a co-lead investigator for  the AFP-funded  Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Legacy project – Pacific Policing (2017-18), and was the Bell School Deputy Director of Research (2017-18). Meg has also been a senior analyst on Pacific island affairs for 10 years at the Office of National Assessments, and a senior officer, RAMSI.  She has received multiple awards for her research and teaching, including  for outstanding contribution to student learning, four Australia Day Awards for her work as a security analyst, and an Australian Federal Police Overseas Service Medal for work with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.  She has many publications, but of relevance to this conference is the edited Development Bulletin on Pacific Security (https://pacificsecurity.net/resource/development-bulletin-82/) and the AFP-funded report on RAMSI and pacific policing (http://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/experts-publications/publications/5956/ramsi-legacy-policing-pacific-region) .