Katherine Morton is a specialist on China and international relations with a particular focus on transnational security, global governance, environment and climate change, and international norms. Her research addresses China’s role in responding to global challenges such as environmental degradation, food security, transboundary water or internal conflicts that require new institutional mechanisms, forms of governance, and collective norms to regulate behaviour. Other research projects include work on East Asia security relations, China’s Western frontier, maritime security in the East and South China seas, and China’s new silk roads.
Professor Morton has held visiting fellowships to Columbia University, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Peking University, China Foreign Affairs University, and senior associate memberships to St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She is a regular participant in Track II security dialogues and policy briefings on the Asia Pacific.
- China’s international relations
- Global governance
- Transnational security
- Environment and climate change
- Maritime governance
|2015||Chair and Professor China’s International Relations, University of Sheffield|
|2011-13||Associate Dean for Research, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University|
|2005-11||Fellow, Department of International Relations, The Australian National University|
- ‘The China Factor in Global Governance’ East Asia Forum Quarterly: Economics, Politics, and Public Policy in the Asia Pacific, Vol.9, No.2, April-June 2017.
- ‘China’s Ambition in the South China Sea: Is a Legitimate Order Possible?’ International Affairs, vol.92, issue 4, July 2016, pp: 909-940.
- ‘Learning By Doing: The Global Governance of Food Security’ in Scott Kennedy (ed.) The Dragon’s Learning Curve: Global Governance and China, Global Institutions Series, Routledge, 2017.
- ‘Climate Security at the Third Pole,’ Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, vol. 53, no.1, February-March 2011, pp: 121-132.
- ‘China and the Global Environment: Learning from the Past, Anticipating the Future’ Lowy Institute Policy Paper, 24 November 2009.