Alica Kizeková, PhD. is a senior researcher at the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) with expertise in international relations, security, and regionalism in the Indo-Pacific, Central Europe, and Central Asia. From 2024, she works as a lecturer at Curtin University in Western Australia. Previously, she worked as a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and as an expert adviser to the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Between 2004–2023, she held various roles at Bond University in Queensland in Australia, where she also received her PhD in international relations in 2013.