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Katherine Mansted

Senior Adviser Public Policy

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Katherine Mansted is the Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the National Security College, and works across the public policy engagement and executive education functions of the College.

She is also a non-resident fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, lectures in cyber-security and international relations at Bond University, and co-hosts the National Security Podcast on

Katherine’s professional background includes work in both law and government. She has practiced as a commercial solicitor with Chinese-Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons, served a judge’s associate in the High Court of Australia, and worked as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government.

Katherine’s research focus is the impact of cyber technologies on democracy, national security and international relations, and she regularly writes and presents on cyber-enabled foreign interference, network defence and information warfare.

Katherine holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she studied as a General Sir John Monash Scholar. She also holds Bachelors of Laws / International Relations (Business) from Bond University, where she studied as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar and graduated with the University Medal in Law.

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
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The Australian National University
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