BCom (Melbourne), PhD (ANU)

Economics
1994

Professor Meredith Edwards is Emeritus Professor, Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra. While her original discipline is economics, her specific interests are:

  • social policy,
  • public policy processes
  • women and leadership
  • disability and employment
  • diversity and inclusion
  • research-policy interface
  • current governance issues
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Canberra (l997-2002)
  • Deputy Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (1993-1996)
  • Chair, Board of the Closing the Gap Clearing House 2009-20123
  • Member, Board of The Australia Institute, 2001 - 2012
  • Member, Board of Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 2008-2011
  • Member, Committee of Experts on Public Administration, United Nations 2009 -2017

Fellow Institute of Public Administration Australia; Fellow Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

  • Meredith Edwards with Cosmo Howard and Robin Miller (2001) Social Policy Public Policy From Problem to Practice. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Meredith Edwards (2001) Participatory Governance into the Future: Roles of the Government and Community Sectors, Australian Journal of Public Administration, September.
  • Meredith Edwards and John Langford (eds) (2002) New Players, Partners and Processes: A Public Sector Without Boundaries? Canberra: National Institute for Governance and School of Public Admin.
  • Meredith Edwards (2002) Public Sector Governance - Future Issues for Australia, Australian Journal of Public Administration, June 2002.
  • Meredith Edwards (2004) Social Science and Public Policy: Narrowing the Divide, Occasional Paper No 2, Academy of Social Sciences, Canberra.
  • Meredith Edwards (2006) Appointments to Public Sector Boards in Australia: A Comparative Assessment,Issues Paper No.3, Corporate Governance ARC Project, July
  • Meredith Edwards (2008), Participatory Governance, Issues paper No.6, Corporate Governance ARC Project, March
  • Edwards, M. (2016), “Overview part 1: Cross-sector working: the rhetoric and the reality”. In John R. Butcher, David J. Gilchrist, The Three Sector Solution: Delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business, Canberra: ANU Press, pp. 35-40
  • Edwards, M., Evans, M., Burmester, B. and May, D. (2014), “Not yet 50/50: barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian public service”, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73, 4, pp. 501-513
  • Evans. M., and Edwards, M. (2014), “Debate: Phasma”, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73, 4, pp. 514-516
  • Edwards, M. (2012), Time to Fix Future Fund Process, The Australian Financial Review.
  • Edwards, M., Halligan, J., Horrigan, B. & Nicoll, G. (2012), Public Sector Governance in Australia, ANU E Press.
  • Edwards M. & Evans, M. (2011), Getting Evidence into Policy-making.
  • Edwards, M. (2010), The Researcher-Policy-Practitioner Relationship: Some Evidence and Suggestions, Bridging the Know-Do Gap: Knowledge Brokering to Improve Child Wellbeing, ANU Press.
  • Edwards, M. (2010), Policy Advice. In Andrew, P.(eds.), Government, Power, Politics and Policy in Australia, Longmans.
  • Edwards, M. (2010), In Search of Useful Research: Demand and Supply Challenges for Policy Makers, Public Administration Today.
  • Edwards, M. (2009), Policy Advice in Parkin Andrew et al. Government, Power, Politics and Policy in Australia, 9th edition, Longmans.
  • Meredith Edwards (2010) In Search of Useful Research: Demand and Supply Challenges for Policy Makers, Public Administration Today, Issue 24.
  • Meredith Edwards (2010) Chapter on Policy Advice in Parkin Andrew et al, Government, Power, Politics and Policy in Australia, 9th Edition, Longmans
  • Meredith Edwards (2010) Chapter on The Researcher-Policy-Practitioner relationship: some evidence and suggestions in Bammer, Gabriele (ed.) Bridging the Known-Do Gap: Knowledge Brokering to Improve Child wellbeing, ANU Press
  • Meredith Edwards et al (2013) Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the Employment of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service, Institute for Governance, University of Canberra.