Research and Program Associate

Gemma King

Gemma King is a Research and Program Associate at the Perth USAsia Centre. She provides high-level research and analytical support to the Centre’s suite of Indo-Pacific publications and programs. 
Her work focuses on Australia’s geopolitical relationships throughout the Indo-Pacific, including the Australia-Japan relationship, emerging economies in Southeast Asia, the US-Australia Alliance, and the Quad. Gemma leads a number of Centre programs, including the annual Japan Symposium, a public diplomacy initiative of the Japanese Government.
Gemma’s analysis has been published in international and domestic outlets including Nikkei Asia, The Australian Outlook, The Strategist, and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan Up Close. She is the Indo-Pacific Fellow for Young Australians in International Affairs and was selected as a delegate a US Department of State Exchange for Rising Think Tank Leaders from Quad Countries. 
Gemma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations & Indonesian Studies from the University of Western Australia. She is proficient in Indonesian and has previously undergone student exchange in Indonesia, where she taught English at schools and orphanages in Bali and Java.

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  • 05 Jul, 2021

    Reimagining the Australia-Japan Relationship: Roundtable Discussion with Shiro Armstrong

    By Gemma King
  • 19 Feb, 2021
    South Asia

    Gemma King Interviews Alisha Sulisto

    By Gemma King
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