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Laura Whitaker

Assistant Consultant, South and South East Asia

A recent International Relations and History graduate with experience in Research and International Development particularly within the South East Asian region.

Laura recently graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a degree in International Relations and History.

She has joined the South and South East Asian team at IMC as an Assistant Consultant, where she conducts research for the team seeking new opportunities to develop our portfolio of projects in the region and provides support in bids and programme management across Asia and Pacific.

Prior to joining IMC, Laura undertook an internship with the Asia-Pacific centre for the Responsibility 2 Protect where she conducted a Research Project based on the UN Frameworks for Atrocity Crimes. She assessed the Republic of Vanuatu using this Framework compiling a report. This project required dedication and commitment to following through with large scale independent research projects.

Whilst at University Laura gained the Deans Commendation for Academic excellence demonstrating her hard work and dedication. She also participated in Model United Nations Conferences, allowing her to develop strong communication, and public speaking skills alongside the ability to improvise, deliver and interpret high quality speeches. Participating in these conferences further ignited her passion for International Development.

Laura has interests in Human Rights, Gender and Social Development. She holds dual nationality and has just returned from three years living in Brisbane, Australia.

Qualifications

BA, Extended Major in International Relations and Major in History, the University of Queensland.