Andrew Bushnell
Research Fellow
Level 2, 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Andrew Bushnell is a Research Fellow working on the IPA’s criminal justice project. The project aims to improve community safety through reform of Australia’s bloated criminal justice system.

Bushnell’s work has so far appeared in the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Adelaide Advertiser, and he has been interviewed by 2UE in Sydney and the ABC’s AM program.

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.

Living among the new global middle class in South America across 2014-15 gave Bushnell a first-hand view of the power of freedom to transform lives. During that time, he wrote a short novel, learnt a passable amount of Spanish, and met the woman who is now his fiancée.