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Dr. Cathy Henkel is Director of WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University. She is the WA Chapter Head for the Australian Director’s Guild and is a board member for the Australian International Documentary Conference.
Cathy has 26 years’ experience as a documentary director, producer and writer. Her work focuses on telling inspiring, global stories with cross-platform delivery, including cinema, television, online, and education platforms.
Her credits include The Burning Season (IF Award and EMMY nomination), The Man who Stole my Mother’s Face (IF Award and Tribeca Film Festival Best Feature Documentary), The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan, Show me the Magic (ACS Award) and Rise of the Eco-Warriors feature documentary and TV series. She has a PhD from QUT and was awarded SPA Documentary Producer of the Year in 2009.


  • 2014–2019
    Director, WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University