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Katie Sutherland

Doctor of Creative Arts; Writer and researcher, Western Sydney University

Katie Sutherland holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts through the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Her project included researching and writing a creative non-fiction book about families living with autism. Her thesis examined personal storytelling as a method of illuminating parenting experiences of disability, illness and diversity. She holds a Bachelor of Communication (First Class Honours) from Western Sydney University and a Bachelor of Arts (English) from Curtin University. Katie is a freelance journalist, researcher and tutor within the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University.


  • 2015–present
    Tutor & Research Officer, Western Sydney University


  • 2019 
    Doctor of Creative Arts, Western Sydney University