About Katie

Katie is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tasmania.

Situated in the University of Tasmania’s College of Arts, Law, and Education, Katie has returned to study after a decade spent working in the social services sector across areas including community development, advocacy, and human rights policy.


Katie’s research incorporates elements of co-design, environmental communication, and asset-based community development, and she is excited to explore how these play a role in participatory marine and Antarctic governance. 


Water – the colder the better – plays a big part in Katie’s life, and she feels downright chuffed to spend much of her free time swimming up and down the Derwent River in Hobart. She has a deep and abiding obsession with the coastlines of the southern parts of the world and hopes to swim as many of them as possible over the course of her research.

Hobart, Tasmania | karen.alexander@utas.edu.au | +61 3 6226 4869


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