Katie Quail

Katie Quail

Industry PhD project title: Maximising Benefits for First Nations Communities from Australia’s transition to Renewable Energy

RACE University and Industry partners: UNSW, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), First Nations Clean Energy Network (FNCEN)

Previous education and work background: BSc (Adv), MTeach (Secondary), 3 years full time work as high school mathematics and science teacher

What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?

Alignment with my research objectives to help achieve decarbonisation as soon as possible

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?

A vet

What do you hope to achieve?

Practical research outputs that can help create impact and change

What are you most looking forward to?

Continuing to build relationships with my research partners

What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?

Greater First Nations ownership and development of renewable energy projects

Fun fact about you:

I’ve lived in 4 different countries: Australia, Japan, UK, Finland

Favourite quote:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” ~Thomas Edison