Sarah Cameron is a PhD Candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations. Her research investigates the impact of the global financial crisis on political behavior in cross-national comparison. Using data from the World Values Survey and the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, her dissertation explores how the crisis affected trends in voting behavior, civic engagement, political protest and democratic support.
Sarah also contributes to the Australian Election Study and is the co-author of ‘Trends in Australian Political Opinion: Results from the Australian Election Study 1987-2016’ (with Ian McAllister). From 2015 to 2016 she was based at Harvard University where she held a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Government, and contributed to research and teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Sarah also teaches graduate research methods courses at the Crawford School of Public Policy. For innovation and leadership in this space she received, with Björn Dressel, the 2016 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and a 2014 ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Teaching Award.
Before joining the ANU, Sarah worked in management and consulting roles in the non-profit sector. She was a Commissioner on the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, the organization which provided independent assurance on sustainability for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was the National Programs Manager of UK non-profit Global Action Plan. Sarah holds a Master of Studies (Public Policy) from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School.