Eliza Lockhart is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI. Her research examines matters at the intersection of law, finance, governance and security; with a particular focus on how regulation and evidence-based policy can promote democratic resilience and protect the rule of law against foreign interference. Eliza’s current projects include economic crime whistleblowing, state threats and political finance.
Eliza is a qualified solicitor and previously worked in the Risk and Compliance team of Linklaters in Australia. She has experience advising on anti-bribery and corruption matters, business and human rights obligations, disruptive technologies, and intellectual property law.
Prior to joining RUSI, Eliza was Associate to The Hon. Justice Kenny AM, a senior judge of the Federal Court of Australia and Chairperson of the Australian Electoral Commission. During the 2022 Australian federal election, Eliza advised on electoral integrity matters.
Eliza holds First Class Honours in a Master of Law (LLM) and an MPhil in Public Policy (MPP), both from the University of Cambridge.