I am currently involved as PI (Principal Investigator) in two funded projects on different aspects of maritime security in Indonesia. The projects involve multiple researchers from Coventry University, Oxford Brookes University and Universities Indonesia.
The project also involve practitioners from the International Organisation for Migration, the Indonesian Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs and the Indonesian Association of Tuna Fishermen.
In addition I participate in a research project lead by Dr. Juliette Koning (Oxford Brookes University) on “organising for security” which researches the various aspects of the private security industry in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
These projects involve significant field work in Indonesia, South-Africa and the UK. In addition to these more labour intensive projects, I continue to write on the topics mentioned in my research interest. I have 4 publications in the pipeline on: human dignity, social corporate responsibility, NGOs and international legal theory and public-private partnerships on maritime security.