Henrietta McNeill

PhD Scholar
Department of Pacific Affairs
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Henrietta began her PhD candidacy at ANU in 2020. She has worked widely across the Pacific region, with a particular interest in Polynesia. She has led work focussing on a range of topics from trade, to transnational crime, to labour mobility. She has previously lived in Samoa and Tokelau.

Henrietta’s research looks at the security effects of criminal deportations to the region. She is particularly interested the risk posed by criminal deportations, and links to transnational crime. Her previous research has been on regional integration in development, harmonising standards, and aid decision-making in dependent territories.

She is also a Research Officer with the University of Adelaide, working on a Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grant examining the potential for a network security architecture in the Pacific.




Research interests

Thesis topic

Exporting a problem or creating networks? Criminal deportations and Pacific regional security

Hopkins, W. J., and McNeill, H., (2015) Exploring hard law through soft norms: New Zealand’s reception of European standards in “Importing EU Norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings”, ed. A Bjorkdahl, N. Chaban, J. Leslie, and A. Masselot; Springer

McNeill, H., (2014) She’ll Be Right: Some Observations on Diffused European Union Standards in a New Zealand Context, Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies 6:1

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