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Tom Barrett - Operations Associate & Researcher
Tom Barrett
Operations Associate & Researcher
Tom is currently undertaking his Honours in Politics at the University of Sydney, having recently completed his Bachelor of International and Global Studies, majoring in Political Economy and Government & International Relations. He has studied Populism, Authoritarianism and International Relations at the Freie Universitat Berlin and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) overseas, and has previous experience working with community social justice organisations.
Kate Green - Researcher
Kate Green
Kate is currently in her penultimate year of a Bachelor of Economics/Arts degree at the University of Queensland, with plans to complete Honours in 2022. Within Arts, she majors in Psychology to complement her strong interest in Behavioural Economics and Public Policy. Kate has previously worked as a tutor for other university students and has volunteered as a consultant for YMCA and as a blog-writer for UQ.  
Joshua Grice - Researcher
Joshua Grice
Josh is a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Queensland completing a dual degree in Economics (Quantitative Methods) and Arts (History). He has a strong interest in both domestic public policy and global economic development sparked by a representative debating career, success in co-authoring a winning proposal for the 2020 Stanford/MIT COVID-19 Policy Hackathon, and his recent announcement as a New Colombo Plan Scholar (Singapore) by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Josh has experience as a research assistant in political economy, volunteer consultant for the QPHRA and in a variety of tutoring, coaching and community leadership roles inspired by his passion for young people and the power of education.  
Harry Guinness - Co-Founder & CEO
Harry Guinness
Co-Founder & CEO
Harry is a public and foreign policy professional with broad experience across private and non-profit sectors. His passion for strong and vibrant liberal democracy, and evidence-based policy led to his co-founding Blueprint Institute. Harry was adviser to Australia's Foreign Minister and the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, the Hon Julie Bishop, on key portfolio areas including international development, Africa, South Asia, and climate change. He has worked in public health and education campaigns in Kenya, Brazil and Australia. Harry holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Politics from the Australian National University and an MPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford. His research and opinion pieces have featured in The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Mandarin, ABC Online, and The New Daily.
Aurora Hawcroft - Partnerships Associate & Researcher
Aurora Hawcroft
Partnerships Associate & Researcher
Aurora is one of the first students to graduate from the Dual Degree between the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) and the University of Sydney. She finished cum laude from her Bachelor of Arts at SciencesPo Reims campus and achieved Dean’s list, Academic Merit, and Political Economy faculty awards throughout her Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney. With a passion for innovation policy and management, she recently worked as a Research Intern at the United States Studies Centre’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and simultaneously founded her own music marketing business. She will pursue postgraduate studies overseas in the field of innovation in the latter half of this year.
Zach Hayward - Researcher
Zach Hayward
Zach is completing his honours year of a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics at the University of Queensland with a major in economics. His thesis investigates the causal impact of antenatal alcohol consumption on child health outcomes, while correcting for misreporting. Zach has research experience in criminology and health economics with a focus on applying econometric methods. He tutors in econometrics and microeconomics at UQ. He has created a novel data set of Australian Home Care Package providers which has resulted in published research. Zach has also led teams of student consultants working with community groups and not-for-profits and co-managed the UQ Student Managed Investment Fund.   
Jennifer Rynehart - Executive Officer
Jennifer Rynehart
Executive Officer
Jennifer is responsible for providing executive administrative support to Blueprint Institute’s executive, as well as leading the public events program. She has extensive experience working in the not-for-profit, educational, private, and government sectors, previously working at Lowy Institute, The Royal Sydney Golf Club, and University of New South Wales. She completed her studies in Sustainability at The University of Sydney and Arts at University of Wollongong.  
Josh Steinert - Researcher
Josh Steinert
Josh recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). There he specialised in Political Theory and Ethics, with a particular focus on the limits of traditional social contract theory. He is currently studying an MSc in Resource Economics at the Bartlett School, part of University College London. His current focus is upon risk management in natural resource projects. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Conversation and The Mandarin, among others.
Nathan Twibill - Researcher
Nathan Twibill
Nathan has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney, where he is also completing a Bachelor of Laws. He has achieved Dean’s List and first in subject awards at Sydney Law School. Nathan is a tutor at the University’s School of Economics, and enjoys teaching leadership and group management for Australian Army Cadets. He has participated in the University of Sydney Policy Reform Project and Summer Innovation Program, in the latter proposing a model for use of machine learning technology in wage underpayment investigations. He has studied the political economy of public policy at the London School of Economics, and written policy commentary as a columnist with Justinian: Australian Legal Magazine.  

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