Sean Lloyd






International relations


Sep 2018 - May 2020

Sean is a career Australian diplomat and lawyer. He has managed both traditional and emerging foreign policy interests for Australia, living and working in the Pacific, Africa and Europe. Most recently, Sean led an executive planning and evaluation unit, focusing on strategic planning, internal governance reform and organisational performance evaluation.

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Posted by: on November 1, 2018

Lessons in regressions: or, how I learnt to stop worrying and love heteroscedasticity

A cold snap in the UK, and we’re back to Oxford for Module 2. How quickly a group of people we met for a week in September now seem incredibly familiar (aided, perhaps, by a series of never-ending WhatsApp groups…). A schedule filled with lengthy sessions on analytics was the subject of much nervous laughter […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

A Diplomat goes to Oxford…

“A diplomat goes to Oxford”…? Perhaps not the most surprising byline for a blog, but “Australian diplomat goes to Saïd Business School” is slightly more unusual. What’s in a career for a diplomat? Cocktail parties, tuxedoes and high intrigue? Rarer than we might like! Grinding through minute details of trade deals, seeking to understand the […]

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