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 and values. Using cross-national survey data, her dissertation explores how the recent economic crisis has affected trends in voting behavior, civic engagement, political protest, and democratic support, in a comparative study of 18 countries.
Sarah contributes to a range of other projects on elections and democracy, including the Australian Election Study and the ESRC-funded Comparative Cross National Electoral Research project. From 2015-2016 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 courses at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, with a particular focus on research methods teaching. For innovation and leadership in this space she received, with Björn Dressel, the 2016 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and a 2014 ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Teaching Award.
Before pursuing her PhD, Sarah worked in regional and national management roles in the not-for-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. Sarah holds a Master of Studies (Public Policy) from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School.