Dean of Studies, Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Programme, University of Oxford. After studying modern languages at Sydney University, she joined the Australian Diplomatic Service and served in Paris. Moving to London after marriage to a British diplomat, she worked as a researcher in the House of Commons for the Liberal Party spokesman on Foreign Affairs. After four years in Belgrade, where she taught English during the Bosnian war, she lectured on Balkan history at University College Dublin. Her books on the Balkans include Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro and (with Kenneth Morrison) The Sandžak: A History.