DR Kate Neely

DR Kate Neely


  • Complex Adaptive Systems (System Dynamics)
  • Research to Policy
  • Research translation (Research Mobilisation)
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in developing countries (Community Management)



  • Kate Neely is a researcher in the Melbourne School of Government. Kate is working on understanding research translation/mobilization practices and policy. Kate has qualifications in Chemistry, Biology, Adult  Education, International Development and Sociology. She has worked as an educator and researcher in the Kindom of Tonga, Timor Leste and the Northern Territory of Australia. Kate's doctoral research was based in Timor Leste and applied Complex Adaptive Systems theory in order to understand the robustness (or otherwise) of spring fed water systems.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Grad Dip Ed, Northern Territory University
  • M Ed, Charles Darwin University
  • B App Sci, Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education
  • Grad Dip Env Chem, Northern Territory University
  • PhD, Deakin University 2016



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to co-supervise in areas of  research translation/engagement, water supply in developing countries or systems thinking in a range of fields.