Dr. Cassandra Star teaches in the Graduate Program in Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Policy. Cassandra is an established career academic with a well developed profile as a researcher, as an academic leader, and as a professional engaged with the profession and the community.
Cassandra has been teaching political science and environmental studies across the Australian higher education sector for two decades, specialising in inspiring students about their place in the political world and awakening them to the political nature of their actions. She has been twice awarded a national teaching citation from the Office of Learning and Teaching. She has taught both undergraduates and postgraduates, and is an experienced postgraduate supervisor.
Cassandra's research centres on environmental politics and policy, with a focus on the politics of climate change and on the role, actions and influence of non-government organisations in this arena. She is particularly interested in both the political influence of the movement, but also the formal and informal networks and social learning that occurs between groups in the non-government sector around climate change issues.
Cassandra engages with the broader public on political and policy issues by giving public talks, by doing training for the Institute of Public Administration Australia (SA), and via her work with various government departments and agencies.
Honours and Awards
Winner, Flinders University 3MT Competition - AUG 2014