DR Bronwyn Hinz

DR Bronwyn Hinz


  • Education policy (school funding)
  • Federalism (policy making, policy reform)
  • Multiculturalism, multicultural policy and attitudes, ethnic affairs (migrant communities and associations)
  • Social Policy, public policy making, networks and associations (reform)



  • Bronwyn Hinz is a researcher and tutor at the University of Melbourne, where she is also completing a PhD on education policy. She specialises in Australian politics and public policy making. Her book Many Hopes, One Dream: The Story of the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria was published by Australian Scholarly Press in 2009 and launched by Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

    Her innovative research has won multiple awards and earned her a Visiting Scholar position at Columbia University, New York in 2010.

    Bronwyn has worked for several federal politicians, including Senator Kim Carr, now the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. She has worked with Per Capita (an independent progressive think tank), the Foundation for Young Australians, and the Contemporary Europe Research Centre.

    Bronwyn has an Honours Degree in Political Science and French from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from Sciences Po in Paris.

    Her primary areas of research are federalism, public policy reform and governance, education policy, multiculturalism, and non-state actors in policymaking.

    For more information, including links to publications, visit www.bronwynhinz.com   


Member of

  • Canadian Political Science Association. Conference Presenter and Member 2010 -
  • Mid-west Political Science Association. Conference Presenter and Member 2010 -
  • Australian Social Policy Assocation. Conference Presenter and Member 2009 -
  • Comparative and International Education Society. Conference Presenter and Member 2009 -
  • Australian Political Science Association. Conference Presenter and Member 2008 -



Education and training

  • BAHons, University of Melbourne 2006
  • DEP, Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris 2005

Awards and honors

  • Visiting Fellow at the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, working with Professors Levin and Henig, Visiting Fellow: Columbia University, Teachers College, 2010
  • University of Melbourne Research Scholarship, 2008
  • Not in List, 2008
  • Jean Monnet Prize for Best Honours Thesis in Australia and New Zealand on Contemporary Europe, Contemporary Europe Research Cente, 2007
  • Republic of France International Scholar Award, 2006