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Dr Susan Engel

Susan is the Subject Coordinator and developer of the Model United Nations. She is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia and she lectures in the areas of development, international studies, global politics and international political economy. Her research interests are broadly in the area of international organisations, international political economy, development theory and practices, aid and sanitation. She has a strong interest in Southeast Asia, which is the area of her book with Routledge: The World Bank and the Post-Washington Consensus in Vietnam and Indonesia: Inheritance of Loss (2010).

Susan worked in the government, community, and aid sectors before becoming an academic and she continues to play an active role in issues of aid and development through advocacy work. Since 2002, she has been a board member of Indigo Foundation; a small, not-for-profit organisation funding community development projects in developing countries.

For more information see Susan's UOW bio page:


The tutors for the subject will vary from year to year. However, its important to note the founding tutor and research assistant, Josh Pallas. Josh is now a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/ Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the University of Wollongong. Josh has interned and volunteered with organisations like the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Red Cross and the Global Poverty Project. He has participated in many student run Model United Nations Conferences and won a number of awards. His knowledge of Model United Nations was vital in establishing this subject and his enthusiasm kept us going at difficult times.

Ms Sarah Lambert

Subject Learning Designer

University of Wollongong campus, Australia

Sarah Lambert is the Manager of Open Education and is the University Of Wollongong's representative to the Open Education Resource University (OERu) with whom we are partnered to originally offer this course in open mode as well as at the University of Wollongong. She has been working in roles related to the management of innovation and elearning services for around 15 years. Sarah has a B.A. in Communications and a Master of Business Administration. Sarah also has many years of university teaching and curriculum design experience in the Design and Marketing fields at both UTS and UOW. During her time teaching at University she has worked with innovative teaching technologies and has a particular area of expertise in Web 2.0 and social media tools for teaching, syncronous and asyncromous communication tools for teaching, and ePortfolios. Ms Lambert has also published and presented at conferences in these areas over many years.