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Research Officer La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University

Kate Clayton is a Research Officer at La Trobe Asia. Her research areas include Australia, China, the Pacific Islands and the United States. She focuses on security, geopolitics and climate change. Kate's work has been published in The Conversation, Crikey, Lowy Institute Interpreter, China Story Blog, Junkee, 9Dash Line, The Canberra Times, Perth USAsia Centre and ABC News.


  • 2020–present
    Academic, La Trobe University
  • 2017–present
    Academic, University of Melbourne


  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne, Master of International Relations
  • 2017 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of International Relations