Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana Yakaiya: Mapping Landscapes, Mapping Lives - Contemporary Land Politics among the Duna, was awarded the 2002 ANU Crawford Prize for Academic Excellence. Nicole is co-editor (with Ron May) of a book entitled Conflict and Resource Development in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (2007) and of a forthcoming collection on the 2007 Papua New Guinea General Elections. In 2007 she coordinated the first ever domestic observation of the Papua New Guinea General Elections and is co-author (with Ray Anere) of The 2007 Papua New Guinea National General Elections Domestic Observation Report (2009). Other key publications include “When There’s No Accessing Basic Health Care: Local Politics and Responses to HIV/AIDS at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea”, in Leslie Butt & Richard Eves (eds) Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia (2008), and “Sung Adornment: Changing Masculinities at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea”, in John Taylor (ed.) ‘Changing Pacific Masculinities’, The Australian Journal of Anthropology Special Issue 19(2):213-229. Nicole is currently writing about electoral politics and local political cultures in PNG.
The Department of Pacific Affairs is calling for applications to participate in the PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (WiLSP).
<p>In January 2017, the <i>State, Society and Governance in Melanesia</i> (SSGM) Program at the Australian National University will commence a five year PNG Women in Leadership Suppo