Edward Cavanough is an Australian researcher and writer, and is the Manager of Policy at The McKell Institute, a progressive think-tank based in Sydney.
He holds an MA in International Relations from The University of Sydney, and a BA in History & Political Science from the University of Adelaide. His professional experience spans Australian and US political, private sector and not-for-profit environments.
Edward's research and analysis focuses on Australian politics and public policy, foreign policy, and Central Asian geopolitics & domestic affairs. His Masters thesis examined the impact of US economic sanctions on Russia's foreign policy within Central Asia and in 2016, he was the Australian Foreign Policy Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs.
Edward has authored major public policy reports into a diverse set of issues, including economic inequality, international trade, retirement adequacy, industrial relations and infrastructure provision.
His commentary has been featured in Australian and international publications such as The Hill, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Huffington Post, The Diplomat, Real Clear Defense and The Lowy Interpreter, and has presented his research at public forums, on radio, and on television within Australia.
Edward is also an avid traveler, having visited close to 40 countries across Asia, the Americas, and all corners of Europe.
A reformed Jazz student, Edward released an independent instrumental record in 2014 under the project ‘Osloh’ - who’s listenership can consider themselves an extremely exclusive group - touring the record across Australia, the United States, and in Iceland.