Dr Rochelle-Lee Bailey is a Research Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU) Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA). Rochelle has worked on politics, intergovernmental relationships, regionalism, economics, social change, and migration issues in the Pacific since 2004.
Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE).
Since joining DPA, Rochelle has continued her research with her New Zealand and ni-Vanuatu participants alongside participants involved in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program. Rochelle and Roannie Ng Shiu are also co-convenors for an undergraduate course which examines various Pacific mobilities and impacts in the region.