Vanessa Smith
Director – Research and Analysis
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Vanessa manages TG Public Affairs’ research and analyst team.  Her expertise in international relations and domestic politics allow her to design and execute bespoke research strategies in support of clients’ policy and commercial objectives.

Previously, Vanessa was a researcher at political consultancy firm Dragoman. Here she assisted in the writing of briefs, correspondence and strategies for Dragoman and its clients, as well as supporting the Directors’ advice to clients on operating successfully within the international system. 

Before entering public affairs consultancy, Vanessa was an advisory intern at Oxford Analytica, an international consultancy firm, where she assisted in the research and designing reports for clients on socioeconomic, political and security situations within Eastern Europe, Africa and South-East Asia.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Deakin University, where she obtained first-class honours in Middle East Studies.

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