The Professor Kate Douglas Session

Professor Kate Douglas

In this Session, we talk to Professor Kate Douglas about why she probably would not do the same research question now that she is a parent, about how unique PhDs contribute to whole systems of knowledge, and about the raft of valuable skills you gain whilst undertaking a PhD, such as project management, critical thinking, and how to accept feedback for what it is.

Teaching is the thing that brings me most joy in my job. Don’t get me wrong, I love research, and while teaching has many challenges, somehow I still come out of it feeling happy. Young people today, you know, there is a lot going on and I think it is just a really interesting thing to observe.


Listen to the Interview with Professor Kate Douglas




Q&A with Professor Kate Douglas…

What is the title of your PhD: Contesting Childhood: Auto/biography, Memory and Trauma.

Where did you complete your PhD (College/Faculty/School/University): School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland

What year did you graduate: 2003

What undergraduate degree/s have you completed: Bachelor of Social Work; Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Any honours or masters: First class Hons (English)

What is your job title, today: Professor of English

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