Katherine Mansted joined the National Security College as a Senior Researcher in 2018.
Katherine’s professional background includes work in both law and government. She has been a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, ministerial adviser to the federal government, and served as an Associate in the High Court of Australia to now Chief Justice Kiefel.
In 2016, Katherine was awarded an Australian General Sir John Monash Scholarship, and completed her Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2018. She also holds a dual Bachelor of Laws / International Relations (Business) from Bond University, where she studied as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar and graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law.
Katherine’s current research interests include cybersecurity policy, information operations and strategy, and US-Australia relations. Her publications include work on cyber-enabled foreign interference, network defence, information warfare, and internet privacy.
She maintains a research affiliation with Harvard, as a non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.