Anna Edwards

Graduate Researcher

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Anna Edwards is a PhD researcher at the University of Melbourne, funded by a Research Training Program Scholarship.

Anna is researching the evolution of Australia’s night time economy, with a particular focus on night time labour market trends and government initiatives. The research will map history, policy and data to demonstrate the development of the night time economy in Australia and distil common themes.

Anna has been involved in researching and measuring the size of the night time economy in the UK and Australia for more than ten years. This is complemented by a wealth of experience within private sector economic consultancy, local government (economic development), Australian state government (justice), UK central government (statistics), higher education (marketing) and not-for-profit (community development).

She has a wealth of experience in analysing data (quantitative and qualitative) and is highly skilled in designing research methodologies to elicit hard-to-reach information. One of Anna’s key strengths is converting qualitative and quantitative evidence, generated through programs of primary and secondary research, into actionable insights and recommendations.

Anna holds an MSc in Economic Development Research and Policy from the University of Birmingham, a BA in Business Studies (First Class Hons) from the University of Hull and a Specialist Certificate in Leadership (First Class) from the Melbourne Business School.

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