Yolana Truscott


Admin - 27 Sep 2022

Yolana Truscott

Yolana is one of the APSC’s Research Officers. She is currently studying at the ANU, undertaking a Bachelor of International Security Studies (Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies) and a Bachelor of Development Studies (Environmental Studies). As a security student, Yolana’s studies focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and she has a particular interest in climate and…

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Naomi Oxenham


Admin - 27 Sep 2022

Naomi Oxenham

Naomi joins APSC with over 10 years’ program implementation experience working in international development and international education.  She has experience delivering programs both in Australia and across the Pacific region. She has also worked in Indonesia and Kenya.  She holds a Masters of International and Community Development and Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance from Deakin…

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Ioane Alama


Admin - 20 Sep 2022

Ioane Alama

Ioane Alama has worked in the Pacific Islands as a regional public servant for several years, last serving as the Head of Secretariat for the Pacific Immigration Development Community (PIDC) based out of Samoa.  With a background in enforcement both at the national and regional level, Ioane worked as a Revenue and Customs Officer in…

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Sophie Young


Admin - 1 Sep 2022

Sophie Young

Sophie is the Events Officer at the Australia Pacific Security College. She is currently studying at the ANU, completing a double degree in International Relations and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Her studies have a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and she is looking to continue this as a postgraduate. Prior to starting at APSC,…

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Vivienne Valentine


Admin - 1 Sep 2022

Vivienne Valentine

Vivienne Valentine joins APSC with 15 years of experience in the private sector, focusing on innovative international marketing strategies for South Pacific tourism products and services as well as spending some time within telecommunications in the pacific region. Originally from Fiji, she has had great opportunities to work within various cultures and countries including Australia,…

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Dr Nick Thomson


Admin - 22 Apr 2022

Dr Nick Thomson

Dr Nick Thomson is a public health and human rights trained epidemiologist who has spent the last 20 years living and working across the Indo-Pacific. Initially his focus of work was on HIV prevention among at risk groups in SE Asia before becoming specializing in the intersection between security sectors, public health and civil society…

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