Dr Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence is a transformation strategist and social scientist. Salmah is currently Director of Systemic Change & Partnerships at IWDA (International Women’s Development Agency) and a non-executive board member with WaterAid Australia. She has run risk management consulting practices for Deloitte & Touche in London, New York and Sydney; worked for United Nation's agencies including in Afghanistan and Bhutan; and for CSOs/NGOs (including The Ethics Centre) in strategic and operational management. She now works to decolonise international development through her roles in executive management, governance and gender equality.
In her scholarly life she researches and publishes on decolonial ethics, epistemology and feminism drawing from the ethics and epistemologies of her own Papua New Guinean and matrilineal culture within a broader Oceanic / Pasifika culture. Her forthcoming book is provisionally titled ‘Decolonising International Development: The view from the south.