Miriam is a member of the Centre for Australian Progress board, and a Fellow and former CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, which she co-founded with John Menadue AO and others in 2007. She is also the advisory committee of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies at University of Technology, Sydney.
She is a frequent guest on various TV and radio programs, including the ABC shows Q&A and The Drum, has contributed to several publications and co-edited the CPD books Pushing Our Luck and More Than Luck. Miriam made a presentation at TedX 2010, and was profiled in the Thinkers category of The Australian’s Emerging Leaders series, as a Woman Shaping Australia in Madison magazine and as an AFR Boss 2010 True Leader.
Miriam’s earlier roles include policy editing for New Matilda, researching freedom of speech in East Timor, and organising ideas festivals. As the former Director of the Interface Festival of Ideas in Sydney, and the Ideas Program for the Straight out of Brisbane Festival, Miriam has a history of bringing policy ideas to new audiences. She has also worked as a freelance writer and researcher and as a media development consultant in East Timor.