Dr Kate Power

Lecturer in Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
k.power@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69989

Overview

I’m a researcher and lecturer at The University of Queensland Business School. My expertise is in critically evaluating how people and organisations use language to communicate about themselves and shape the world around them. I’m committed to doing research that promotes justice and equity, and helps government, the media, and industry communicate for the common good.

My current research explores sustainability in the arts and culture sector, news reporting on violence against women and girls, and COVID-19 crisis communication.

I’ve recently collaborated with various peak bodies in the Australian arts and culture sector such as Theatre Network Australia, and arts companies of various sizes (e.g., Queensland Ballet and La Boite Theatre) to develop a free peer coaching program known as “Creating out Loud.” This program builds networks of mutual support for artists and arts workers across all levels of the arts and culture sector.

Enriching the arts and culture sector is of high importance to me. In 2021, I was awarded an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship to support arts workers recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out how I can help your organisation, email me at k.power@business.uq.edu.au. You can also follow me on LinkedIn.

Research Interests

  • Sustainability of the arts and culture sector
    working with arts organisations and government to promote sustainability in, of, and through the Australian arts and culture sector, and to foster career sustainability for artists and arts managers.
  • Gender equity
    critically evaluating communication in the media and higher education, to promote gender equity for women in business, female leaders, Pacific Islands women and girls facing gender-based violence, and transgender students.
  • Political communication:
    analysing how politicians communicate, particularly about COVID-19 and in relation to gender, to help public leaders communicate more effectively about sensitive issues and during crisis situations.
  • Religion / spirituality / nonreligion
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Research Impacts

My research has supported the arts and culture sector around Australia, by helping forge new connections between artists and arts managers working in a wide range of art forms and at all levels, including major and small-to-medium performing arts companies, festivals, venues, and independent artists.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.