Senior Lecturer in Politics, UNSW

Dr Lindy Edwards has worked as an economic adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, a press gallery journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and has been a senior policy adviser to an Australian political party leader. After extensive experience in the Australia political system she returned to academia to complete her PhD at the Australian National University.

Dr Edwards has been a Fellow of the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, the Centre for Policy Development and a board member of the think-tank Catalyst. Dr Edwards has had a fortnightly column in The Age newspaper and is a regular media commentator who has appeared in The Times, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Radio National, SBS radio, the Malaysia Straits Times, The Monthly, The New Matilda as well Sky News, Compass and most commercial television stations.

Dr Edwards has worked on the role of ideas in politics and her books have included 'How to Argue with an Economist: Re-opening political debate in Australia' Cambridge University Press and 'The Passion of Politics: the role of ideology in Australia' Allen & Unwin, 2013.

Dr Edwards current research project is examining the power of big business in government decision making.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Politics, UNSW Australia