Anna Boucher is currently an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Comparative Politics at the University of Sydney. A proud graduate of the public education system, her tertiary education is in political science, law and research methods at the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics and Political Science, she holds five degrees in these fields. She is a former Commonwealth Scholar, University Medallist, Zeit Ebelin Bucerius Scholar in Migration Studies, DECRA and SOAR Fellow. She has worked on key immigration issues including skilled immigration, migrants in the labour market, migration and unemployment effects, migration and diversity, population politics and immigration data. Her work is applied and she is a frequent media commentator and government advisor on these topics. From October 2021, she is admitted solicitor, having undertaken her Diploma in Practical Legal Training at the College of Law, with a placement at Clayton Utz law firm (Sydney) this year. She is also a Research Stream Lead of the new James Martin Institute of Public Policy.