Associate Fellow, International Economics
Susan Harris Rimmer
Contact information
+61 (07) 3735 8535 (based in Australia)


Associate Professor Dr Susan Harris Rimmer is an Australian Research Council future fellow in Griffith Law School, and an adjunct reader in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University.

Susan was selected as an expert for the official Australian delegation to the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2014, and is one of two Australian representatives to the W20 in Turkey and China. She has provided policy advice to the Australian government and Commonwealth parliament on the UNSC, G20, IORA and MIKTA.

In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and Australian Financial Review's 100 women of influence in the global category.

She has served in voluntary roles as a board member of UN Women National Committee Australia, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, the Refugee Council of Australia and International Women’s Development Agency. 


  • Women’s rights
  • Global economic governance
  • Diplomacy
  • G20
  • International law


2015Australian Research Council Future Fellow 2014-18, Griffith Law School

Director of Studies, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University 


Advocacy Manager, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs working in international development). Consultant to the DLA Piper Review of sexual and other abuse in Defence, 2011


Broadcast experience



  • English
  • A Critique of Australia’s G20 Presidency and the Brisbane Summit 2014 Global Summitry, 2015
  • ‘G20 engagement: What is the role of social partners?’, The G20 and the Future of International Economic Governance, edited by Mike Callaghan and Tristram Sainsbury, Newsouth Publishing & Lowy Institute for Public Policy, Sydney 2015. 184-199.
  • Rules-based trade as a pivotal power in Global Networks: Transforming how Australia does Business, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), 2015
  • 'The big stage: Australian women leading global change', in Joy Damousi, Kim Rubenstein and Mary Tomsic (ed.), Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present, ANU Press, Canberra, 2014. pp. 91-107.

2010. Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor, London and New York, Routledge Contemporary South East Asia Series.