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Professor and Director, RegionxLink, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology

Robyn Eversole is Professor, Social Impact, Director of RegionxLink and Deputy Director at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. She is an anthropologist known for her practice-focused research on regional and rural community development in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific. Her books with major international publishers include Knowledge Partnering for Community Development (2015), Regional Development in Australia: Being Regional (2016), and Anthropology for Development, From Theory to Practice (2018). Much of Robyn’s work is conducted at the interface of universities and communities, and aims to bring multiple knowledges into dialogue to spark innovative responses to social and economic challenges. She holds a PhD in the Anthropology of Development from McGill University, is a former US Fulbright Fellow, and is a current Board Member of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the Council on Australia–Latin America Relations.


  • 2017–present
    Professor, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 1998 
    McGill University, PhD (anthropology)