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Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University

Dr Sophie Couchman is a curator and professional historian and an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University. She has researched and published in the field of Chinese-Australian history and enjoys creating histories that reaches out to the general public through exhibitions, walking tours, oral histories and online resources. Her latest edited collection, 'Journeys into Chinese Australian Family History', was shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Local History Awards.


  • –present
    Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University


  • 2009 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2000 
    Monash University, Master of Arts (Public History)