Dr Robin Tennant-Wood began her career as a high school teacher but having been involved in politics since her teens, she was lured back to university, ultimately earning a PhD from ANU in Political Science and Public Policy.
After a brief post-doctoral skirmish in the Australian public service, Robin spent five years as director of a non-government organisation, at the same time lecturing part-time in political science and public policy and finally taking up full-time lecturing and research at the University of Canberra.
She has written extensively on Australian politics and environmental politics and policy and is the author of Following the Sun: the history of solar energy research at the ANU. After a move to the country, Robin left university life and took up a position as a journalist for Fairfax at the Braidwood Times. Now retired, she is a freelance writer and researcher.
She lives in a cottage surrounded by bush, is active in the local native animal rescue group and has a motley collection of domestic pets. For fun, she hikes up mountains, with the walk up to Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest Monastery and two weeks roaming in England’s Lake District among her mountain-walking highlights.