Katherine Graham (Ph.D.) is Senior Advisor to the Vice President Academic and Provost of Carleton University. She holds the academic rank of Professor and is a Senior Fellow of the Carleton Centre for Community innovation (3ci) and a Fellow of the Centre for Governance and Public Management. From 2003 to 2009, she was Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and previously held the positions of Associate Dean (Research and Faculty Development) and Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration. Katherine Graham has been Chair of Community Based Research Canada (CBRC, Canada’s national network of institutions and individuals committed to community-based research) since it was founded in 2008.
Katherine Graham’s research and consultancy focuses on local governance, community development, Indigenous policy and policy processes. Her work is conducted across Canada and internationally. She served as Coordinator of governance research for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. She is currently leading development of the Carleton University Institute on Ethics in Indigenous Research. In recognition of her contributions to Carleton University and to the field of Aboriginal policy, Carleton University established the Katherine A.H. Graham Annual Lecture on Aboriginal Policy in 2009.