Meredith Edwards

 

Meredith Edwards

 

 

Meredith Edwards AM is Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, Australia.  She was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 1997 at that university and Director of its National Institute for Governance until 2004. Prior to joining the University of Canberra Professor Edwards was a senior policy adviser in the Australian Public Service (APS) involved in a range of major social policy reforms, including child support, HECS, long term unemployment and housing reform, across several departments from 1983-1993 and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet until 1997.

An economist, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Fellow of ANZSOG, Professor Edwards in 2001 published a book on policy development processes, Social Policy, Public Policy: from problem to practice. In 2012 she co-authored Public Sector Governance in Australia and in 2013 co-authored Not Yet 50/50: the barriers to the progress of senior women in the APS. She is currently involved in a study on disability in the APS. Professor Edwards is a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration.

 

 

 

'I have tried to show Meredith's down to earth presentation and dry humour in this head and shoulders portrait.  There is just the touch of a smile on the lips.  The blue of her eyes is bounced back at us via her dangling earrings and touches of colour in her blouse.'