Edward Cavanough is an Australian researcher and writer, with a focus on public & foreign policy, and politics.

His commentary and journalism has featured in publications such as Al Jazeera, The Hill, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Huffington Post, The Diplomat, and The Lowy Interpreter, and includes reporting from locations such as East Timor, Cuba and Vanuatu. 

He was formerly the Manager of Policy at The McKell Institute, a progressive think-tank based in Sydney, was the Australian Foreign Policy Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs in 2016, and interned on the re-election campaign of US Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA10) in 2014.

Edward has authored major public policy reports into diverse issues such economic inequality, international trade, retirement adequacy, industrial relations, indigenous policy, workplace entitlements, tax reform and infrastructure provision, and he has presented his research at public forums, on radio, and on television within Australia. 

An avid traveler, Edward has visited over 40 countries across Asia, the Americas, Oceania and all corners of Europe. In 2018, Edward is completing a 25 country journey from Adelaide, Australia to London, England, almost entirely overland.

A reformed Jazz student, Edward wrote and produced an independent instrumental record in 2014 under the project ‘Osloh’ - who’s listenership can consider themselves an extremely exclusive group - touring the record with a baritone ukelele, loop pedal and 2011 MacBook across Australia, the United States, and in Iceland. 

He holds an MA in International Relations from The University of Sydney, and a BA in History & Political Science from the University of Adelaide.