Meg Keen joined the Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific in 2015, following ten years as a senior analyst in the Oceania Branch of the Office of National Assessment, and a year as a senior policy adviser in the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands. Her current research is focused on Pacific human and environmental security, urbanisation in the Pacific, sustainable oceans governance, and regional governance in the Pacific Islands.
Prior to her government work she was a senior lecturer in the Graduate Program for Environmental Management and Development (EMD) at the Crawford School, ANU. She has worked on research projects across the Asia-Pacific, publishing on social learning in environmental management, natural resource management, aid effectiveness, urbanisation and community development.
Meg has also taught graduate courses in Pacific security, Pacific regional governance, resource decision-making and policy, environmental economics, human ecology and graduate research methodologies. Meg has extensive experience supervising Masters and PhD students.
Other academic appointments include lecturer Human Ecology, ANU and lecturer Environmental Sciences, Monash University.