Senior Economic Advisor, CSIRO

Katherine is a Senior Economic Advisor and Manager in CSIRO Futures.

CSIRO Futures draws on the deep research expertise within CSIRO to advise senior decision makers in Australia's largest companies and government on strategies to address uncertainty around future markets and operating environments.

In her role, Katherine is developing and applying economic analytical frameworks to quantitatively value new and emerging markets and technologies to help her clients make more informed investment decisions. She is also interested in and reads widely on the economics of science and technology.

Katherine also leads CSIRO Futures’ climate-related consulting services. Her PhD focused on investment in drought tolerant crop technologies and she continues to be involved in projects involving strategic and investment planning for climate change.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Katherine worked at Deloitte Access Economics assisting government, industry associations and businesses with investment analysis and strategic advice, economic impact assessment and cost benefit analysis, market and industry analysis, policy development and advice, and stakeholder consultation.

Katherine has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law (Monash University) and a PhD in Economics (Melbourne University).


  • –present
    Senior Economic Advisor, CSIRO


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD