Dr Katharina Wolf

Dr Katharina Wolf is a senior lecturer and course coordinator of the public relations program at Curtin University. Katharina has twenty years of communication and media experience, as an educator and practitioner. Her industry experience encompasses communication and research roles in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Katharina is passionate about student-centred and work integrated learning; a commitment that has been recognised with a number of local and national awards, including a 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, a 2017 nomination for a national AAUT Programs that Enhance Learning Award, and two Curtin University Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. In 2014 Katharina was named as one of the inaugural Fellows of the Curtin Academy, an active honorary network of exceptional leaders committed to and passionate about the collaboration and dissemination of teaching excellence at Curtin University. Katharina is a co-author of Curtin’s MKT2x Reputation Management in a Digital World Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Her research interests focus on (community) advocacy, civic engagement, diversity and employability. She has published in PR ReviewJournal of Communication ManagementHigher Education Research & Development, and Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, among others.

Katharina is the Chairperson of the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) national Education Committee and a former PRIA WA State President and national Board member. She is a regular judge of the PRIA Golden Target Awards for excellence in communication. Katharina is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and a member / Accredited Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).