RDI Committee welcomes new member

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Elise KleinThe RDI Committee is pleased to welcome its newest member, Dr Elise Klein of the University of Melbourne. Elise is a Lecturer of Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Her research interests include the rise of therapeutic culture in development interventions, women’s agency, neoliberal subjectivities, economic rights and Indigenous development. Elise held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research at the Australian National University examining conditionality in Indigenous policy and a Dphil from the University of Oxford. She currently leads a research project examining income management and behaviouralisation of Indigenous policy in Australia.

Elise works with Dr China Mills on a research project examining therapeutic culture and the digital revolution funded by the British Council’s International Challenges Fund. She is a contributor to the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Her new book is Developing Minds: Neoliberalism, Psychology and Power (Routledge, 2016).

The RDI Committee consist of 13 individuals, and provides strategic leadership and oversight of the RDI Network. Its members are drawn from ACFID Full and Affiliate Members, and elected on a rotational three-yearly basis. The next round of nominations will be for academic representatives, and will take place in July 2017.