Ivana Damjanovic commenced her PhD at the ANU Centre for European Studies in March 2017. Her research is interdisciplinary, encompassing issues of law and politics in the area of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) within the context of the European Union (EU).
Ivana is a Croatian and Australian lawyer. She has academic and practical experience in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, and expertise in international law and international relations. She holds multiple degrees and has won several prizesfor her academic achievements as a law student in Australia. Currently she holds an Australian Government Scholarship for her PhD research project.
Ivana’s professional background encompasses nine years as a successful career diplomat for the Government of Croatia, with diplomatic postings in Europe and Australia, as well as research and policy roles for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she participated in tasks related to Croatia’s accession to the EU. Ivana has worked as a sessional lecturer in law at the University of Canberra and has taught law at the UC’s offshore programs in Asia.