Lindy Kanan

Lindy Kanan is a Senior Research Officer at ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA). She works on multiple projects with DPA relating to gender, domestic violence, and women’s safety.

Prior to joining DPA, Lindy held positions including Assistant Director of the Family Violence Programs Section at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and Development Manager of Femili PNG.

Lindy is an experienced international development practitioner and has lived and worked in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. She has worked for the United Nations, the Vanuatu Skills Partnership and various non-government organisations including Oxfam Australia and Childfund Australia.

Lindy’s research interests are centred around international development, gender equality, justice, and aid investments to combat gender-based violence.