Kirsty Anantharajah is a lawyer admitted in the ACT with a background in refugee protection. Kirsty has degrees in Arts and Law (Hons I) from the Australian National University. Her research interests are climate change governance in the pacific region and human rights regulation.
Kirsty is a research associate on Professor Neil Gunningham’s DFAT funded project, Harnessing financial markets and institutional investment to increase the penetration of clean energy in the Asia Pacific. In this project, she is particularly interested in innovative forms of energy aid in the Solomon Islands and Fiji.
She also has a research background in refugee and asylum seeker policy in Australia, and gender based violence in Sri Lanka. Her commentary on human rights and gender has been published by the Conversation, OpenDemocracy, the Colombo Telegraph and Sri Lanka’s Law and Society Trust Review.