Lisa Denney is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University. Her work in international development focuses on issues of governance, security, justice, gender and organisational practice. Lisa has worked for a range of development organisations, including the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, Irish Aid and The Asia Foundation. She has undertaken research in academic, think tank and consultancy settings, including five years with the Politics and Governance Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Lisa has a PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University.