Erin Watson-Lynn is a foreign affairs advisor whose clients include universities, think tanks, and governments. Previously Erin was a Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia and Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University Melbourne. Erin started her career in academia as a lecturer and researcher at Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology, and UNESCAP in New Delhi.
Currently Erin is Australia’s Head Delegate to the W20 Saudi Arabia, Australia Chair of the Australia Latam Emerging Leaders Dialogue, and Chair of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education at Curtin University.
Erin has published academic papers and opinion pieces in leading publications including the Australian, Australian Outlook, the Interpreter, the Lowy Institute, the Conversation, and Australian Policy Online. She regularly provides foreign affairs commentary the ABC and SKY News Australia networks such as Q&A, the Drum, Afternoon Briefing, Radio National, the Friday Show, the Bolt Report, and Politics HQ.