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Miss Henrietta McNeill


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Henrietta is a Research Fellow (Pacific Security, Geopolitics, Regionalism) in the Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU. Her research focus is Pacific regional security, particularly transnational crime, criminal deportations, border security, citizenship, and security cooperation. She submitted her PhD at the Australian National University on criminal deportations to the Pacific Islands region in 2023.

She was a 2021-22 Fulbright scholar visiting the University of Hawai’i, UCLA, and Lewis and Clark Law School (Oregon); and was named a La Trobe Indo-Pacific Emerging Leader in 2021.

Henrietta is a co-investigator on a Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grant project ‘Statecraftiness: mapping competition, cooperation, and coercion in the Pacific Islands; and was previously the Research Associate on another: ‘Mapping Security Cooperation in the Pacific Islands’ (2020-2023).

She is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume 'Power and influence in the Pacific Islands: Understanding statecraftiness' (under contract with Routledge, due 2024) with Joanne Wallis, Alan Tidwell and Michael Rose.


Research interests

Pacific security, security cooperation, border security, criminal deportation, transnational organised crime, geopolitics, regionalism, statecraft

Expertise Areas

  • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
  • Organised crime
  • Citizenship
  • Defence studies
  • International relations

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