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Researcher biography

Dr. Sarah Teitt is the Deputy Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. In this role, Sarah is responsible for advancing research and building partnerships aimed at the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities in the Asia Pacific region. Sarah was a founding member of the Centre's management team in 2008, and from 2009-mid 2012 served as the Centre's Outreach Director. She has nearly a decade of experience in delivering training and education programs on mass atrocities prevention for government, civil society and academic institutions in the Asia Pacific region, and has designed and facilitated workshops and seminars in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Mongolia, Japan and China.

Sarah has two core research interests. The first focuses on Chinese foreign policy and mass atrocities prevention, and the second on the prevention of widespread and systematic sexual and gender based violence. Sarah spearheads the Centre's research and engagement in Northeast Asia, and is a researcher in the Centre's Prevention of Sexual Violence Unit (PSVU). She serves as an academic advisor to the Research Centre of the United Nations and International Organizations at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and is a member of the Australia/New Zealand Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC).