Erin Watson-Lynn is a Senior Fellow at Perth USAsia Centre, Australia's leading think tank for strengthening relationships between Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the United States. Erin’s work focuses predominantly on South Asia, Southeast Asia and multilateral fora including the G20, ASEAN, and APEC. Previously Erin spent ten years in think tanks and academia at the University of Melbourne’s Asialink, Monash University, UN ESCAP and Swinburne University of Technology.
Erin is currently Australia’s Head Delegate to the W20 (Saudi Arabia) and previously represented Australia at G20 meetings in Japan, Argentina, China and Turkey. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences, roundtables and dialogues around the world including countries in Europe, the Middle East, South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Erin is US Department of State IVLP alumna and recently visited Syrian refugee settlements in Jordan and Lebanon with Save the Children.
Erin has published academic papers and opinion pieces globally 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 on television and radio including across 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.