Lilianne leads HPG's growing engagement on humanitarian action in Asia, including with ASEAN, Myanmar, China, and Indonesia. Her areas of specialisation include humanitarian crisis, conflict and sectarian violence in Myanmar's transition, regional organisations and humanitarian action in Asia, and "non-traditional" humanitarian actors such as emerging donors and the private sector.
Prior to joining ODI Lilianne had served as Housing, Land and Property Coordinator for the IASC Cluster System in Haiti, as Advisor to the ASEAN Special Envoy on Post-Nargis Recovery in Myanmar, as member of the advisory team of the Governor of Aceh on sustainable development following the Aceh peace agreement of 2005, and as Senior Policy Coordinator for Oxfam International in Aceh and Nias. She has also supported and advised Acehnese humanitarian, human rights and refugee organisations since 1999. Lilianne holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University.