Director, Centre for Policy Innovation


Karen Hussey is Director of UQ’s newly-established Centre for Policy Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Karen undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with varied interests including public policy relating to sustainable development, global trade, and the ethical, legal and social implications of public health genomics.  Prior to her current position Karen was Deputy Director of the Global Change Institute at UQ, and prior to that she was Associate Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU, where she now holds an Honorary Professorship. From 2007-2010 Karen was based in Brussels as the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Representative in Europe, where she was responsible for developing the ANU’s research relationships and profile with European research teams and institutions.