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Kathryn Shine

Associate Professor, Journalism, Curtin University

I am the Course Coordinator for the Journalism program at Curtin University and editor of the Curtin Journalism news website, Western Independent.

Previously, I worked as a journalist for a range of media outlets including The Australian, The Sun Herald and The Eye newsmagazine.

Research interests include the inclusion and portrayal of women in the news and the journalist/source relationship. I also have a particular interest in news coverage of education and have regularly published in this area, including as co-author of Schoolteachers in the News (Cambria Press, 2013).

I'm a member of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australian (JERAA) and previously served on the JERAA national executive.


  • 2005–present
    Senior lecturer, Curtin University


  • 2012 
    University of Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy

Professional Memberships

  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia