Dr Melissa Jardine is an international policing consultant. She has a long term interest in the development of policing and security in Asia and has a PhD from the UNSW Law School on policing in Vietnam. She is a Regional Research Consultant to UN Women and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in relation to gender, policing, border control and transnational crimes in ASEAN. Melissa was a Victoria Police officer for 10 years (2001-2011) working at the frontline and in criminal investigations. In 2005, she was the recipient of a scholarship to study Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the Victorian Multicultural Commission while working for Victoria Police and is noted as a ‘Major Event’ of 100 years of women in policing in Victoria. She is on the Board of Directors for the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association and Gender Advisor for the Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health. In 2017, Melissa was selected as an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society through a competitive process which identifies ‘dynamic individuals who will impact global affairs over the coming decades’.