Hannah joined the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance as a PhD candidate in late 2021. Prior to starting her research, Hannah spent a decade with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) working on international climate change policy and as a diplomat in Laos. Drawing on these experiences, Hannah’s research focuses on the politics and governance of energy systems transition in Southeast Asia. She will apply a political economy lens to existing electricity trading systems, asking how these systems are changing to reduce emissions, who benefits from those changes, and what this means for energy governance in Southeast Asia. Hannah is recipient of the Sir Roland Wilson PhD Scholarship for DFAT.