Rohan Burdett

Associate Fellow


Rohan Burdett is an independent security and justice consultant with extensive strategic advisory and senior leadership experience in international development, stabilisation and diplomacy. He has scoped, designed, implemented, reviewed or evaluated numerous security sector reform, policing and criminal justice, and community security and access to justice programmes and projects throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as in Eastern Europe, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Rohan’s work supports governments and communities to manage risk and to promote security, justice, good governance, stability and growth. He specialises in fragile and conflict affected states and is a Senior Deployable Civilian Expert Adviser to the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit.

He co-founded a specialist security and justice consultancy and served in senior leadership roles in a major international development firm and two leading international NGOs that focused on justice and rule of law. Earlier in his professional life he was an Australian foreign service officer, which included diplomatic appointments as a Counsellor in South Korea and as a political / economic officer in Papua New Guinea. Rohan also served as an Australian Army Reserve officer, including on an operational deployment with the International Force East Timor.

Rohan holds an MPA from the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as law and politics / philosophy degrees from the University of Melbourne. He is admitted to practise law in Victoria, Australia.

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