• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Katarina is a Senior Lecturer and the Discipline Lead in Media and Communication at the University of Western Australia. She joined UWA in 2013, having previously taught in the School of Culture and Communication and the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, where she also completed her PhD. Prior to commencing her academic career, Katarina had an extensive professional background across media industries in a range of key creative and executive roles and now translates this industry experience into her teaching.

Katarina’s research spans digital media and cultures; media infrastructures, platforms and practices; social studies of science and technology; human-computer interactions; the socio-cultural and ethical implications of emerging technologies; XR/VR; robotics and AI; communication design and strategies; digital advocacy, governance and policy; commons; media ecologies and the environmental impact of technological progress.

One of the main trajectories of Katarina’s current research interests concerns outer space and the techno-environmental transformation of the human condition.

Teaching overview

At UWA, Katarina has designed innovative curricula and subjects/units and teaches across undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels of study, including

  • COMM2002 Digital Media
  • COMM3002 Media Production Project
  • COMM4103 iGeneration
  • COMM4105 Research Methods in Media and Communication
  • COMM5200 Digital Advocacy
  • COMM5604 Media Governance

Roles and responsibilities

2021–        Discipline Lead, Media and Communication

2021–        Coordinator, UG major in Communication and Media Studies

2017–2020 Coordinator, Masters of Strategic Communication,

2013–2015 Coordinator, Masters of International Journalism

Katarina is available for the supervision of MA and PhD projects engaging broadly with the areas of her research interests.


digital media and cultures

media technologies, infrastructures and platforms

media and communication ethics, governance and policy

digital communication design and strategies

social studies of science and technology

emerging digital technologies

robotics, AI and VR

outer space

commons and communities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

Research expertise keywords

  • digital media and cultures
  • science, technology and society
  • digital media ethics, governance and policy
  • outer space
  • digital infrastructures
  • robotics and AI
  • commons
  • XR
  • technologies and environment


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