Dr Amanda Walsh

Associate Director, Government Relations

Campus address
ACU Camberra Campus (Signadou)
223 Antill St, Watson, ACT, 2602

Postal address 
PO Box 256, Dickson, ACT, 2602 

Contact details
Phone: +61 2 6209 1234


Amanda Walsh is Manager of Government Relations in the Office of Government, Policy and Strategy. Her role involves building strong communication and consultation links with all levels of government, including the jurisdictions in which ACU campuses are located.

Amanda has worked in diplomacy, the public service, the university sector and peak industry bodies. This includes more than 10 years in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Prior to joining ACU, Amanda worked for Early Childhood Australia.


  • PhD, University of Wollongong 2015
  • Grad. Dip. (Foreign Affairs & Trade), Monash University 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Australian National University 1995


  • Project Manager, Early Childhood Australia (2013-16)
  • Tutor – Government-Business Relations, University of Canberra (2012-13)
  • Freelance writer (2007-12)
  • Executive Officer, APEC 2007 Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2005-07)
  • Policy roles (various), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1996-2004)
  • Policy & Media Adviser, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism; Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors (2002)
  • Second Secretary (Political & Economic), Australian Embassy, Warsaw (1998-2002)

Publications/articles (selection)

  • Globalisation, the state and regional Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 2017
  • ‘Political Amnesia – Correspondence’. Quarterly Essay. Issue 61. 2016


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