Erin Watson-Lynn

Erin Watson-Lynn
Head of Programs

Erin Watson-Lynn

Erin Watson-Lynn is the Perth USAsia Centre’s Head of Programs, where she oversees the Centre's Indo-Pacific Regional Program, Australia Indo-Pacific and US Relations Program, and Education and Outreach. Erin has delivered Track I.5 and II dialogues and programs across the Indo-Pacific and has an established network across think tanks, academic, government and the media.

While her early research focused primarily on gender and South Asia, Erin has developed broader expertise In Australia’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific and track II multilateralism including ASEAN and the G20. Erin has represented Australia at G20 Summit’s in Turkey, China, Argentina, Japan, and will lead the Australian W20 delegation to Saudi Arabia. Erin is regular foreign affairs commentator on Australian television and has appeared on leading programs including ABC’s Q&A and the Drum, and on SKY News Australia.

Prior to joining Perth USAsia Centre, Erin was Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne, and previously was appointed at Monash University, United Nations ESCAP and Swinburne University of Technology. Erin is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, a federally funded research and policy centre at Curtin University.

Erin is currently completing a PhD on South Asia studies at Monash University, and holds a Bachelor of Social Science, a Diploma of Management and Diploma of Business Management.

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