Karen Hussey


Professor Karen Hussey is the inaugural director of the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Karen is a leading Australian researcher in the field of public policy and governance, and her work has spanned a range of sectors and issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, water resource management, critical infrastructure, non-tariff barriers and international trade, and the regulatory settings needed to successfully introduce new technologies.

She has led the development of innovative intellectual and policy approaches to sustainability and risk, combining traditional disciplinary expertise with a close understanding of the particular attributes of policy problems. Her most recent publications include Australia, the EU and the New Trade Agenda (2017), Climate, Energy and Water (2015), and Environment and Sustainability: A Policy Handbook (2013).