B.Biomed.Sc./LL.B. (Hons), Dip. Lang. (Mandarin Chinese), Monash University; LL.M. (International Law), Australian National University;
Alexandra Phelan is an SJD candidate and General Sir John Monash Scholar at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Alexandra's doctoral research is in the arena of global health law, with a focus on Australian, Chinese and US laws relating to human rights and health law. In particular, Alexandra's doctoral research explores the key legal issues of infectious diseases in the face of pressing global health issues such as climate change and pandemics.
Alexandra completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) double degree at Monash University, specialising in international law and health human rights. She also holds a Master of Laws, specialising in international law, from the Australian National University, and a Diploma of Languages in Mandarin Chinese from Monash University. Before commencing her doctoral studies, Alexandra was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, where she worked in the climate change law and China groups, and was an active member of the human rights and pro bono law groups. In 2012, Alexandra lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization as a Gender, Equity and Human Rights intern, and as legal consultant at the GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations).