I am currently a Research Economist at the Productivity Commission. In addition to presently undertaking a PhD looking at how to improve public decision making, at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from The University of Melbourne, and a Master of Commercial Law from Monash University.
During my 10+ years in the public sector, I have worked across a wide variety of issues as both an expert scientist and a senior policy officer. These include projects of state and national significance, and national standard setting. I have represented the state in various industry association and Cooperative Research Centre projects, and represented the country at international conferences - one of which I took a lead role in coordinating.
Driven by a life goal of leaving the world in a better place than I found it, every step of my academic and employment careers has been the result of my determination to resolve the problems I see and to help those around me. This ambition, along with values of universalism and benevolence, has led to both my current research and the numerous leadership positions I have occupied within an array of organisations. My current efforts seek to find ways to assist public entities to more consistently close the gap between stated and realised public policy outcomes.