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Senior Manager, Planning & Research, RMIT University

Dr Anand Kulkarni is Senior Manager, Planning and Research at RMIT University – a role​ ​encompassing university-wide planning, strategy and policy making. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development. Previously Anand held senior Executive and Management positions in Federal and State Governments, including Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet. ​Anand led the development of a number of key strategies and projects while in Government in areas of industry development​, innovation and climate change. Anand has a particular interest in innovation, higher education ​, knowledge economy​ (both in Australia and abroad) and climate change.​ Anand has published book chapters and papers in these and related areas, and presented at a number of conferences. Anand holds Honours, Masters and a Ph.D in Economics.


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    Senior Manager, Planning & Research, Planning and Research Consultancy, RMIT University