Katherine Morton is the Chair and Professor of China’s International Relations at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Her research addresses the domestic and international motivations behind China’s changing role in the world and the implications for foreign policy and the study of International Relations. Prior to her appointment at the University of Sheffield she was the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University and a Senior Fellow in the Department of International Relations, ANU. Professor Morton is a regular participant in Track II security dialogues and policy briefings on the Asia Pacific. She has been awarded two Senior Memberships to St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and visiting fellowships to Peking University, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University, and Columbia University. She has published widely on global governance, transnational security, the environment and climate change, food security, and maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Her current book project with Oxford University Press examines the likely impacts of China’s rising international status upon the evolving system of global governance.