Katherine is Research Lead at the 3A Institute at The Australian National University – the first innovation institute at ANU with the mission of building a new applied science to ‘manage the machines’ – and Associate Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Katherine’s current research work focusses on the challenges of implementing collaborative approaches to policy and action for sustainable development.
In this field, she has recently worked in Europe and the Asia-Pacific on projects related to international science and technology cooperation, water governance, risk management, sustainable urban development and climate change adaptation. Katherine has produced over 100 academic publications including 4 books and a diverse range of book chapters, papers, reports and edited collections.
In research management and cooperation building roles, Katherine has been European Research Development Manager at ANU and is currently President of the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc.
Katherine has previously worked at the Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Policy Innovation, and the H.C. Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy on a range of Australian Public Service – ANU and international cooperation projects. These included the PACE-Net and PACE-Net+ EU projects on developing Pacific-European bi-regional dialogue on science, technology and innovation.