Eileen Gobu Bobone is a PhD candidate with the Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Her research concerns women’s political representation in the public domain and her paper looks at voter behaviours and attitudes towards female candidates in Rigo District, Central Province in Papua New Guinea.
Prior to commencing her candidature with DPA in 2017, Eileen was a secondary school teacher. From 2009 to 2012, she was an undergraduate student at the University of Papua New Guinea. Eileen completed her Honours and was a part-time tutor until she won a scholarship to come to study at the ANU.