Elizabeth Reid is a development practitioner, academic and feminist. She graduated with first class Honours in philosophy from the ANU and with a BPhil in Philosophy from Oxford University. She taught philosophy at the ANU before being appointed as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia, the Right Hon. E.G. Whitlam QC, in 1973, on matters relating to the welfare of women and children. Her development work since then has taken her to Africa, PNG, the Pacific, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America, and Eastern Europe and the CIS States. She works in both English and French. Elizabeth has worked as a national and international public servant, with international and local NGOs and with faith-based organisations. Her last position was as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in PNG. She has held visiting fellowships as a reflective practitioner at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1976-77) and at the ANU (1979, 1981, 2001-8, 2009-2011, 2009 -). Elizabeth was recently on the Board of Oxfam Australia.