Bridget is a lawyer and human rights advocate with a strong interest in criminal law and social justice and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and a University Medal from the University of Tasmania. Bridget has worked in a wide range of roles developing her understanding of local and global justice systems, as a criminal defence lawyer for Legal Aid in Canberra, as an associate to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and to Justice Bell on the High Court of Australia, and as a war crimes researcher at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Since 2020, Bridget has worked in Myanmar as a lawyer and human rights advocate, working as Head of Programmes for a local NGO which is committed to developing a robust and fair justice system in Myanmar. She is strongly committed to reforming criminal justice systems so that they are more just and humane, particularly for the most vulnerable members of society. As a John Monash Scholar, Bridget will undertake a MSc in Criminal Justice Policy at the London School of Economics with the aim to make a strong contribution to law reform in Australia.