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Cassandra Star

Flinders University
Email [at] flinders [period/dot]

Cassandra Star is Associate Professor of Public Policy in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. She leads the Climate and Sustainability Policy Research (CASPR) group. Her research is concentrated on the interface between politics and the policy process and the impact of these dynamics on policy formulation. In particular, the ways in which stakeholders shape the climate policy agenda is the current focus of her work. Her research has attracted over $AUD1m in funding. Cassandra has been awarded visiting appointments and esteemed fellowships, including by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Cassandra Star’s website.


Cassandra Star. 2019. “Re-making the Future: Transition Movements and Environment-Economy Dichotomy,” Palgrave Macmillan (November 2019).

David Holmes & Cassandra Star. 2017. “Climate Change Communication in Australia: The Politics, Mainstream Media, and Fossil Fuel Industry Nexus,” Springer (December 2017).

Media Coverage

Cassandra Star’s research on climate resilience on the IndoPacific. Defence-funded study outlines climate risk to national security,” Australian Defence Magazine, April 23, 2020.