Meg Keen is Associate Professor at the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU). She is also a senior policy fellow in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) program at ANU.
Meg joined the SSGM program in 2015, following ten years as a senior analyst in the Oceania Branch of the Office of National Assessment, and a year as a senior policy adviser in the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands. Her current research is focused on urbanisation in the Pacific, sustainable fisheries management and regional governance in the Pacific Islands.
Prior to her government work she was a senior lecturer in the Graduate Program for Environmental Management and Development at the Crawford School, ANU. She has worked on research projects across the Asia-Pacific, publishing on social learning in environmental management, natural resource management, aid effectiveness, environmental impact assessment and community development.
Meg has also taught graduate courses in environmental impact assessment, environmental decision-making and policy, environmental economics, human ecology and graduate research methodologies. Meg has extensive experience supervising Masters and PhD students.
Other academic appointments include lecturer Human Ecology, ANU and lecturer Environmental Sciences, Monash University.