Aruna completed Bachelor of Civil Laws and a Master of Philosophy at Oxford University in 2008, and completed her DPhil in 2010. Her doctoral research concerned constitutional and institutional design to support responsibility sharing for human rights between democratic representatives and courts. As a qualified lawyer, Aruna also spent her time at Oxford engaged in a range of pro bono legal work, and leading a major submission to the Australian Human Rights Consultation in 2009. She worked as a consultant to the Amnesty International Secretariat in London, examining the adequacy of the international framework surrounding gross environmental harm. In late 2010 she joined the London office of the international consultancy McKinsey and Company, specialising in sustainable development, public policy and regulatory strategy. Aruna's doctoral research is being published in 2012 by Oxford University Press 'Beyond Disagreement: Open Remedies in Human Rights Adjudication'. She previously served two terms as the Legal Adviser to the federal parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. She is currently a senior advisor to the NSW Treasury on reform and investment in justice, health and social services.