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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 and executive education functions of the College. She is also a non-resident fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and co-hosts the National Security Podcast on

Katherine’s research sits at the nexus of information technology, democracy and strategy, and she regularly writes and presents to government and public audiences on topics including national security, cyber security and foreign interference.

Previously, Katherine practiced as a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, served as a judge’s associate in the High Court of Australia, and worked as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government. She is a former fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and has lectured in cybersecurity and international relations at Bond University.

Katherine holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 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
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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