This session covers:

  • What career opportunities are there in Governance and Public Policy ?
  • What should students interested in Governance and Public Policy careers do to enhance their employability during their university studies?
  • How are the knowledge and skills gained from your studies applicable to Governance and Public Policy careers?

Through your booking and in the session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to leading industry professionals working in relevant roles and hear their experiences, stories and advice.

Date: Wednesday 29 March
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm (AEST)
Online: Online via Zoom

Meet our panel

Kenneth Sauer, Government and Community Relations Manager at Hipcamp
Profile photo of Kenneth SauerKenneth is a seasoned public policy, regulation, governance and industry development professional with over 10 years of experience. He has worked with elected officials, expert committees, and stakeholder groups to deliver impactful policy solutions and achieve strategic objectives.
Currently, Kenneth leverages his expertise to advance Hipcamp's global mission to get more people outside by connecting campers with landowners and unlocking social, environmental and economic benefits. Before joining Hipcamp, Kenneth worked in various industry development and policy positions within the Queensland Government, helping to diversify the Queensland economy.

Kenneth holds a Bachelors of Arts / Social Science majoring in Economics, Political Science and International Development from UQ, as well as an MBA from QUT.


Caitlin Power, Law Training Contract, Clifford Chance
Profile photo of Caitlin PowerCaitlin graduated from UQ in Bachelor of Arts (honours) Class I, International Relations and Affairs in 2017 and completed a Master of Philosophy in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Cambridge.

Prior to moving to the UK, Caitlin worked for Commonwealth Bank and subsequently as a an advisor for the former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd. After completing her MPP she commenced work as a policy advisor (civil servant) at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). Caitlin advised ministers and senior civil servants on matters relating to UK domestic digital policy, including digital skills and the adoption of technology. Notably, she worked in the team which delivered the UK’s Digital Strategy.


Dr Alastair Stark, Associate Professor, School of Political Science and International Studies, UQ
Profile photo of Alastair Stark Alastair is a public policy scholar, a crisis management expert and has an ongoing interest in the institutionalization of participatory modes of governance. Previously he has worked in a variety of public service and policy facing roles in local government, central government and NGOs in the United Kingdom.

His current policy research examines the role that institutional amnesia plays in the policy process, his crisis management research has been focused upon the relationship between public inquiries and lesson-learning, and in relation to participatory governance, he is currently examining the validity of different forms of deliberative democracy in the context of Australian environmental policy. In all these efforts Alastair attempts to bridge the gap between policy scholarship and the ‘real world’ of public policy.



About HASS Career Seminar Series

The HASS Career Seminar Series invites HASS industry and alumni to participate in online panel discussions where students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the panel used their HASS degrees and skills to help them transition into careers after graduation.

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Online via Zoom.