Robin Tennant-Wood is an Assistant Professor in Government at the University of Canberra. She has written extensively on politics and public policy for The Conversation and other print media. Robin has a professional background in education, arts, politics and local government. She served a term on a rural shire council and worked in the public service and the community sector before entering a full-time academic career. She lives on a rural property near Canberra and in her spare time farms alpacas and runs a small bookshop in her closest town.