Host, Professor Renee Jeffery chats with Professor Sara Davies, Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, Professor at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and Griffith Asia Institute about her research journey. 

Professor Sara Davies has conducted extensive fieldwork in Southeast Asia. Her recent book, Containing Contagion: The Politics of Disease Outbreaks in Southeast Asia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) includes interviews and observation material from her travels within the region. In addition to her research on health diplomacy, Sara has conducted fieldwork in the region on reporting sexual violence in armed conflict situations and women’s inclusion in peace processes. In this discussion with Professor Renee Jeffery, Sara talks about the challenges and delights of fieldwork, and the ethics associated with interviews on sensitive issues.

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Host, Professor Renee Jeffery (Griffith Asia Institute), introduces us to Griffith Asia Institute Members, PhD candidates and guest presenters as they share their latest research and journey to studying Asia in our Asia Stories online series where we delve into researching in and about the Asia Pacific.

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