Meg is a behavioural and applied economist with research interests in both societal and cultural economics. Her research links economic impacts and how our information biases impact decision making. Further areas of interest are artists’ livelihoods, street performers, social protection, poverty reduction, and well-being. She has led a research team evaluating the economic impact of the arts investment for the City of Melbourne and was the inaugural research leader for the Placemaking Economics Group.
Meg is a member of the Behavioural Business Lab and the Centre for International Development. She is a regular commentator for TV, radio and print on behavioural issues and decision-making processes. For TV she has appeared on 7News, nine news, SBS World News. In radio on ABC Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Illawarra, South East NSW, 3AW, Gold Central Victoria, RNZ, JoyFM, 5CC, HIT92.9, 2NM, 4GY, 2CC & 2EL. In print, she has opinion and commentary pieces in The Age, Herald Sun, News.com, ABC Life, Yahoo Finance, BBC News and Melbourne Magazine.
She is an innovative and passionate educator who is driven to achieve excellent outcomes for her students. She was also the program leader for the economics, and finance program from 2017-2018. Her teaching has received many University awards. She has collaborated on meaningful industry challenges with high profile industry partners such as ASIC, ATEC Global Research Centre, and the multi-award-winning sustainability group Finding Infinity. She has also been an assessor Australian Awards University Teaching Excellence Panel.