About

 

Rosafa Castle. Schkodër, Albania. 2014

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 Asia. He was the Australian Foreign Policy Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs in 2016. 

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. 

His writing has featured in publications such as Al Jazeera, The Hill, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Huffington Post, The Diplomat, The Lowy Interpreter and more, and he 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 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 across Australia, the United States, and in Iceland. 

edward@cavanough.com