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Katherine Daniell

Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Katherine is a Senior Lecturer 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 water governance, risk management, sustainable urban development, climate change adaptation and international science and technology cooperation. Katherine is the author of the Cambridge University Press book "Co-engineering and participatory water management: organisational challenges for water governance", published in the UNESCO International Hydrology Series, and over 80 other academic publications including papers, book chapters, reports and edited collections.

In a research management and cooperation building role, Katherine is the ANU's European Research Development Manager and President of the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc. Katherine has previously worked in the ANU's Centre for European Studies, 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, including the PACE-Net and PACE-Net+ EU projects on developing Pacific-European bi-regional dialogue on science, technology and innovation. She has previously taught executive development courses for the Australian National Institute for Public Policy (ANIPP) on multi-level governance and currently convenes Masters and undergraduate courses in the Fenner School on Environmental Policy and Participatory Resource Management. Katherine has received many awards and honours for her work including a John Monash Scholarship and being elected as a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. She has served on the ACT (2009-2011, 2015-2016) and National (2013-2014) Selection Panels for the John Monash Scholarships. Katherine currently serves as a member of the National Committee on Water Engineering (Engineers Australia), a member of the Initiatives of the Future of Great Rivers and is the Editor of the Australasian Journal of Water Resources.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University