Susan Harris Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, appointed as Associate Professor to Griffith University Law School. She is also a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School, ANU and an Associate Fellow, International Economics at UK think tank Chatham House.
Susan is an expert in women’s rights and international law, and has a track record in influencing government to adopt progressive policy ideas, including the creation of the position of the Global Ambassador for Women and Girls, support for the creation of the W20 in Turkey (gender issues in the G20), and the C20 in Australia (civil society grouping giving policy advice to the G20). She is Australia’s representative to the W20 in China 2016, and Germany 2017.
In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in the Global category. In 2016, she was a finalist for the Agenda Setter award in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. She has been shortlisted for the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Women's Empowerment to be announced in London in late November 2017.
Sue was previously the Manager of Advocacy and Development Practice at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian development non-governmental organisations. She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Council of Churches and the Parliamentary Library.
She is a National Board member of the International Women’s Development Agency.