Visiting Research Fellow
Liam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is in the final stages of a PhD in International Relations at the University of Wollongong, Australia. The dissertation is titled Small States, Contestation, and Climate Mobilities in the Pacific, and it identifies the conditions under which small states create significant normative change. More specifically it examines how states in the Pacific are responding to issues of climate mobilities, displacement, and relocation in novel ways. Liam has a strong background in research on forced displacement and human mobility, particularly around climate-related mobilities, internal displacement, and mobilities in Pacific Island states. Alongside this, Liam works with IR normative theory, particularly around norms, contestation, uncertainty, and change.