About

Andrew Bushnell is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, where he leads the Criminal Justice Project, and a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Melbourne.

His work has appeared in print in major newspapers across the country, including the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald-Sun, and he has published feature essays in Meanjin, the Spectator, and the IPA Review. He has been interviewed on television on the ABC and Sky News, and on the radio on the ABC, 2GB, 3AW, Triple J, and 5AA.  He also appeared as an expert in front of the Senate inquiry into white collar crime penalties.

Before joining the IPA in 2016, Bushnell worked in policy at the Department of Education in Melbourne and in communications at the Department of Defence in Canberra.

Bushnell graduated from Monash University in 2007 with bachelor degrees in Arts and Laws. He subsequently completed a master’s degree in applied ethics, undertaken in Norway and Sweden on an EU scholarship. He is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Melbourne.