Dr. Kathryn Sturman

Position: Program Leader - Governance and Development
Location: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
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Dr Kathryn Sturman is a Senior Research Fellow at CSRM focusing on international governance initiatives in the extractive industries, with regional expertise in Africa and Southeast Asia. Her research interests include global governance norms, such as transparency and anti-corruption initiatives in the extractive industries; mining and development; resource nationalism; and subnational conflict dynamics arising from resource extraction. Kathryn has experience in training mining professionals and officials from developing countries for the International Mining for Development initiative, including in-country training in Mozambique and Vietnam. In 2013/14 she has a Resteach grant to lecture in the MA program of the Politics and International Studies (POLSIS) department at UQ.

Prior to joining CSRM, Kathryn was programme head of the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs. She conducted research and policy development in the minerals, oil and gas, and logging sectors in a number of African countries. She has conducted research on various aspects of African politics, in particular the African Union, since working as a senior researcher for the Institute for Security Studies, 2001-2004. Kathryn was a speechwriter and researcher in the Parliament of South Africa from 1997-2001.

Kathryn holds a Phd in international relations from Macquarie University. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town. She has published a number of academic and applied policy papers, reports and book chapters and has been a member of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) since 2005.