Jacqui Baker specialises in politics and security in Southeast Asia. She holds a BA/BAS with first class honours from the Australian National University, a MSc with distinction in Social Anthropology and a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics. Jacqui was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention at the University of Wollongong where she researched and taught on patterns of corruption and violence in the region. She has worked and consulted on security and human rights issues for various international institutions and NGOs such as Timor Leste's Commission for Truth, Reception and Reconciliation, The Asia Foundation, the European Commission, Amnesty International and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. In 2014, a radio documentary, 'Eat Pray Mourn', based on her Indonesian research, was awarded a bronze medal by the New York Festivals Awards?. Jacqui is currently a lecturer in South East Asian Studies at Murdoch University where she is President of the Indonesia Council; Jacqui also sits on the national board for the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).