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Katherine Firth

Lecturer & Author

About Me

An award-winning educator, Katherine is currently the Lecturer in Research Education and Development at La Trobe University. She leads the development for higher research degree candidates, and helps students and researchers alike achieve their professional goals through coaching, consulting, and innovative workshops programs. Katherine currently runs both Thesis Boot Camp and Shut Up and Write Melbourne. She also manages two popular academic writing blog ‘Research Degree Voodoo’, and is a regular contributor to the Thesis Whisperer and Times Higher Education blogs.

Katherine is more broadly interested in researcher wellbeing, particularly in helping writers thrive under pressure.


MA (Cantab), MA PhD (Ox Brookes), Grad Dip (Edin)

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