Anne Edwards is a sociologist who has spent her professional career in universities in England, Victoria and South Australia. Her last appointment was Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, from 2001-2007.
Her research interests included social policy, power and social inequality, women and gender issues, and ageing. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Since retiring from Flinders, she has taken on a variety of board positions. In addition to being Chair of the Board of ANROWS, these have included President of the Council on the Ageing SA, Deputy Chair of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Co-Chair of the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women, and a member of the Board of Our Watch and of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the NHMRC.