Dr. Neilsen is a Cyber Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Her research interests sit at the intersection of cyberspace, atrocity prevention, and normative ethics. Whilst at CISAC, Rhiannon will be working on her project, 'Algorithms for Atrocity Prevention', where she argues for using ‘cyber humanitarian interventions’ to protect populations from mass atrocities.
During her PhD, Rhiannon was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford (2019-2020), sponsored by the Australian Federation of Graduate Women, and a Visiting Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia (2019). In 2020 and 2021, Rhiannon was a Research Consultant for the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC).