On this page we highlight some of the people — volunteers and/or former staff — who have provided us with great support, and in many cases continue to share with us their expertise. See Technical Advisory Panel for a full listing of our advisors and volunteers.
Dr Kamalini Lokuge
Dr Kamalini Lokuge was Femili PNG’s founding Director and served as a member of the Femili PNG Board from its inception until February 2016. Kamalini then served as Femili PNG’s Research Director from February 2016 until April 2017.
Kamalini’s contribution has been instrumental in setting up and guiding the organisation, and has included:
- design and preparation of the project;
- training and setting up guidelines and protocols for the organisation;
- providing operational and risk management technical guidance and oversight; and
- leading Femili PNG’s monitoring, evaluation and research efforts.
Kamalini continues to provide pro-bono support to the organisation.
Kamalini is a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology, Population and Health at The Australian National University and leads a program researching health service delivery in complex settings. Kamalini additionally works as a doctor and medical epidemiologist for international health organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), the World Health Organisation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. From 2010 to 2012, Kamalini was a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières-Australia Board of Directors. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work in 2010.
Kath Taplin is a practising lawyer who has worked on aid and development initiatives in the Asia Pacific for the past decade. She was Femili PNG’s Senior Development Manager from early 2015 to mid-2016. She now advises a range of organisations on law and development, including Femili PNG pro bono.
Ashlee Betteridge is Program Manager (Research Communications and Outreach) at the Development Policy Centre. She is also a pro-bono Communications Consultant to Femili PNG. Ashlee established the Femili PNG website, its social media channels and has created a wide range of publications and other materials to disseminate Femili PNG’s work, and to support reporting, fundraising and advocacy. She also provided substantial administrative and secretariat support during the establishment of the organisation, and has written extensively on the FSV issue in PNG for the Devpolicy Blog.
Lindy Kanan was Femili PNG’s Development Manager from May 2016 to December 2018. With Femili PNG she lead on projects including our #Trek2Protect2018 Kokoda fundraiser and Rosie Batty’s visit to PNG. Lindy has also been involved in research relating to protection orders in PNG. Lindy is an experienced international development practitioner and continues to work in the family violence policy sector.