Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program

Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM

Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM

    Elsina Wainwright is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre's Foreign Policy and Defence Program.

    She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC). Previous roles include Strategy and International Program Director at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Associate with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and a consultant political analyst for the International Crisis Group in Bosnia. Wainwright studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she completed both her Masters and Doctorate in International Relations. Whilst at Oxford, she was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Oriel College.

    In 2017 she was appointed by the Australian Government to Australia's panel of representatives in the ASEAN Regional Forum's Experts and Eminent Persons group.

    Wainwright's outstanding service to Australia's international affairs was recognised in 2018 when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia.

    Areas of expertise

    • US-Asia relations
    • US foreign policy, defence and strategy