Alexandra Edelman

Policy and Projects Officer, James Cook University

Based in Townsville within the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University, Alex contributes across a wide range of policy areas relevant to research and health workforce development in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical Australia, and is taking forward the establishment of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre. She was a 2015 Research Fellow and IMF/World Bank Delegate with Global Voices and a contributing author to the inaugural State of the Tropics Report, launched in Myanmar in 2014. Alex holds a BA (Development Studies) and a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from JCU and is undertaking doctoral degree in public health.


  • –present
    Policy and Development Officer, James Cook University