Iwan Walters

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Iwan Walters is a policy adviser to a federal parliamentarian and was previously chief of staff within a global higher education network.

Between 2012 and 2015, Iwan studied at the University of Oxford as a General Sir John Monash Scholar, where he completed a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History.

Before going to Oxford, Iwan was a secondary school teacher in country Victoria. His research at Oxford focused on the economics of education and was particularly concerned with improving access to tertiary education and jobs for young people from socioeconomically disadvantaged regions.

Since returning to Australia, Iwan has consulted to universities and worked with state governments to strengthen education funding structures and improve support for schools, principals and classroom teachers.

In addition to his studies as a Monash Scholar, Iwan holds a Bachelor of Arts with first-class honours from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis on monetary policy was awarded the Wyselaskie Scholarship.

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