Lisa Sharland

Head of International Program

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)


Lisa Sharland is the Head of the International Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) where her research examines a range of international security issues with a focus on Australia-Africa engagement, UN peace operations, and women, peace and security. She is also responsible for managing ASPI’s engagement in the biennial Australia-Africa Dialogue with the Brenthurst Foundation. She is currently a non-resident fellow in the Protecting Civilians in Conflict program at the Stimson Center in Washington DC. Prior to joining ASPI, Lisa worked as the Defence Policy Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in New York, where she provided advice on peacekeeping and defence-related policy issues and represented the Australian government in multilateral negotiations.