Sian joined UQ International Development as a Development Coordinator in 2021. Most recently Sian has worked in the International Projects Unit at QUT in the role of Development Officer, coordinating the delivery of international capacity building programs for international clients including the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank. Sian has coordinated the logistical, administrative and financial management of projects in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. 

Sian holds a Bachelor of International Studies with majors in International Development and Spanish from The University of Queensland. She is currently undertaking a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development at the Australian National University. Sian has lived and studied in Mexico and has volunteered with an environmental conservation NGO in Bolivia.