Research and Program Officer
Kathryn Froend is a Research and Program Officer 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 research interests include both Northeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Kathryn holds a Masters of International Relations from the University of Western Australia, where she focused on geostrategic competition and the use of history in diplomacy in the Indian Ocean Region, through her dissertation.
She is proficient in Japanese and has previously lived in Japan, where she spent 12 months as a Rotary Youth Ambassador.