contact senator Barbara Pocock of South Australia

Barbara Ann Pocock AM is an Australian politician, professor, and economist. She was born on March 22, 1955, in Berri, South Australia, and grew up on a farm near Lameroo. She attended Wilderness Girls High School and Norwood High School, graduating in 1972. After working on farms in Australia and New Zealand, Pocock earned a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide in 1978 and completed her PhD at the same institution in 1997, with a thesis titled “Analysis of male power in Australian unions, its effects and how to combat it.”

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