Professor Andrew Reeves

Academic qualifications

BA (Honours) History and Political Science from the University of Melbourne and Master of Arts from La Trobe University.

Summary of Previous Experience

Professor Andrew Reeves is a historian with a professional background in museum curatorship and higher education research strategy.

His roles have included working as a senior advisor to Senator Kim Carr, then the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

His other senior roles in the Federal government included specialising in higher education and science-based policy. This included work with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Prior to government Andrew worked in Australian museums and universities as a historian and archivist for many years.

He has also published widely in the fields of labour and industrial history and material culture studies.

With Anne Stephen he co-authored Badges of Labour, Banners of Pride and more recently Up from the Underworld: Mineworkers and Community in 1909-1968.

Andrew undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne and later pursued his postgraduate research at La Trobe University.

Based in regional Victoria, Andrew was chair of the Creative Clunes Festival.