Anna Bachmann

Anna Bachmann

Ba(Hons) LLB(Hons)(Syd) MPhil(Dist.) PhD(Cantab.)

LLM(Res) Candidate

Postgraduate Research Student

Dr Anna Bachmann is a lawyer and multidisciplinary researcher who studies, works for, and seeks to improve organisations that broker relationships between vulnerable or marginalised people and the state. She is currently researching how organisations that work to support children and families implement children’s rights in an everyday context.

Anna has been awarded higher-degrees (PhD and MPhil) by the University of Cambridge, where she was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar. Her doctoral research involved multi-sited ethnography of three microfinance organisations working in the UK and Uganda. Her PhD was examined, and passed without correction, by Lord Rowan Williams and Sir Arthur Richard Jolly. Anna also holds a LLB(Hons) and BA(Hons) from the University of Sydney.

Anna returned to Australia in 2014 to work for a Federal Member of Parliament and over the course of her career has held leadership positions in international development and homelessness advocacy organisations. She has worked as a senior policy officer in the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and is currently seconded to the Aurora Education Foundation. She has taught at the University of Cambridge and, through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

Areas of research

Children's Rights Law, Organisational Ethnography, Jurisprudence and Social Policy


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