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Daniel lectures at Deakin University in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He teaches a range of core and elective units within the Master of Humanitarianism and Development. Daniel is also engaged in research on policy and practices associated with state-building interventions, transnational policing, and humanitarian interventions, with a focus on Asia-Pacific (Indonesia and Solomon Islands).

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience working and researching in humanitarian aid and international development. In addition to 8 years’ involvement with the Australian Aid Programme (Solomon Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan and Middle East Programmes), he has worked with Care International (Iraq, Kosovo, and Aceh), and consulted for UNICEF (Solomon Islands), UNDP (Uganda) and OXFAM GB (UK and India).

Daniel joined Deakin University in early 2015 after 6 years lecturing at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia in the UK. In this role he taught a range of undergraduate courses (Politics and International Development; War, Humanitarian Crises and Aid) and convened a Masters module entitled Conflict Peace and Security. He holds a MA (Anthropology of Conflict, Violence and Conciliation) from the University of Sussex​, and a BSc (Geography) and MA (Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development) from the Australian National University.

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