Water management, governance, environmental policy, sustainability, politics and cultures of innovation; Sustainable development; water governance, management, engineering and policy; risk management; stakeholder engagement; collaboration and participatory processes; international science and technology policy and cooperation; politics and cultures of innovation; multi-level governance; management and decision sciences; environmental policy, including climate change adaptation; interdiciplinarity/transciplinarity; research policy and practice.
Katherine Daniell is Research Lead at the 3A Institute: the Australian National University's first innovation institute with the mission of building a new applied science to 'manage the machines'. She is also an Associate Professor at the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society. Katherine's work focusses on the challenges of implementing collaborative approaches to policy and action for sustainable development. Trained in engineering, arts and public policy, her work now bridges multiple domains including governance, risk management, politics and cultures of innovation, and international science and technology cooperation. Katherine has published over 100 academic works including the recent ANZSOG ANU Press book “Multi-Level Governance: conceptual challenges and case studies from Australia” (2017). She has previously worked in the ANU Centre for European Studies, HC Coombs Policy Forum, ANU Centre for Policy Innovation and IRSTEA in France. Katherine completed a co-tutelle PhD at AgroParisTech in France and ANU under her John Monash Scholarship. She serves in multiple external roles including as Director and Board member of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, a Member of Australia’s National Committee on Water Engineering, and President of the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc.