Associate Professor, Public and Environmental Policy, University of Tasmania

Associate Professor Kate Crowley teaches and researches around the themes of environmental policy, public policy, green politics and minority government. She has previously worked as a secondary school teacher, a policy officer, an industrial relations consultant and a cross-country ski instructor. She is widely published in public policy and political science journals, and has edited 'Australian Environmental Policy: Studies in Decline and Devolution' [with Ken Walker], 'Environmental Policy Failure: The Australian Story' [with Ken Walker], 'Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania' and 'Policy Analysis in Australia: the State of the Art' with Professor Brian Head. Kate is an active member of the Australasian Public Policy Network. She is currently jointly writing 'Public Policy Reconsidered: Complexity, Governance and the State' with colleagues Brian Head, Jenny Stewart and Adrian Kay for publication in 2018 with Policy Press Bristol.


  • 1995–present
    Associate Professor Public and Environmental Policy, UTAS


  • 1995 
    University of Tasmania, PhD


  • 2013
    Recent article - 'Irresistible Force? Achieving Carbon Pricing in Australia', Australian Journal of Politics and History Vol 59:3, 368-381.
  • 2012
    Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience In Tasmania,
  • 2012
    Latest book – Environmental Policy Failure: The Australian Story - Tilde University Press,

Research Areas

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)


The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Engagement in the Category of General Engagement with the Community (Climate Change and Sustainability), 2008, University of Tasmania.