Elise Klein is a lecturer of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. Dr Klein has research projects spanning conditionality in Indigenous policy, psy-expertise in development interventions, women’s economic empowerment and economic rights. She currently leads a research project examining Indigenous policy making in Australia, specifically analysing the Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley.
Dr Klein has worked for over ten years in Mali as well as working on the Human Rights Committee within the United Nations General Assembly. She has advised the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Development and conducted numerous consultancies for multilateral agencies and NGOs.
Dr Klein has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and also held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research at the Australian National University. Her new book Developing Minds: Psychology, Neoliberalism and Power has just been released by Routledge.