Dr Kate Power

AQIRF Fellow

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 69989


Kate Power is an applied linguist, whose research and teaching focus on how meaning is made, identities and relationships constructed, and power wielded in diverse academic, organizational, and social contexts. Drawing on various discourse analytic methods, she routinely works across disciplines to address issues in which language use is a key component. Her current research addresses discourses of sustainability in the performing arts, Pacific-based media coverage of gender equality and violence against women, and Australian and New Zealand prime ministerial communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Interests

  • Performing arts / arts & culture
  • Gender / sexuality
  • Cultural sustainability
  • Religion / spirituality / nonreligion
  • Media & academic discourse
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University


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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.