Dr Michelle Dunn joined the International Development team as Manager –  Papua New Guinea and the Pacific in late 2017.

Michelle has an extensive background in Federal and State public sector organisations and experience in the private sector as a consultant with one of the leading global consulting organisations.  Her experience spans areas of accounting, management, leadership, risk, humanities, political science and gender policy and practice. Across her career, Michelle has demonstrated high-level project management skills and has worked across multi-stakeholder groups to achieve successful outcomes through evaluating organisational policies, processes and operations to provide high-level advice and recommendations to senior and executive management.

Michelle’s research focus has been on translating international gender policy into local practice within a post-conflict environment. Michelle has also coordinated and taught in POLSIS courses at UQ. 


  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Arts (History Honours First Class)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Business (Law)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Relations)