Kerryn is a Fellow specialising in Pacific Politics with the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Her main areas of research are elections, governance and political participation, with a strong focus on gender. She is the author of Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands (University of Hawai’i Press, 2019).
Kerryn has ten years of experience conducting fieldwork in the Pacific Islands region. She has strong training in research design and methodologies, and has put this training into practice designing research instruments that are appropriate to Pacific contexts including in Bougainville, Samoa and Solomon Islands. She has collaborated with Sustineo on projects related to women’s leadership and political participation, and civic knowledge and citizen engagement. Kerryn has a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University.