Eliza Lockhart is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Finance and Security at RUSI. Her research examines matters at the intersection of law, finance, and global security; with a particular focus on how evidence-based policy can promote democratic resilience and protect the rule of law against foreign interference. Eliza’s current projects include whistleblowing, state threats and economic security.

Eliza is a lawyer and legal policy expert. She previously worked in Australia for Linklaters and has experience with international financial crime investigations, whistleblower investigations and high-profile litigation. Eliza has advised on anti-bribery and corruption matters including election fraud, risk and compliance practices, 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 gained expertise in electoral integrity matters.

Eliza holds a Master of Law and an MPhil in Public Policy, both with Distinction from the University of Cambridge.

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