Dr. Katharina Wolf is a senior lecturer and coordinator of the public relations major. Katharina has over fifteen years of communications and media experience as an educator and practitioner. Her industry experience encompasses communications and research roles in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia. Katharina is passionate about providing emerging communicators with a voice and further building the profile of the public relations industry. She is an active member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia's (PRIA) West Australian State Council, the immediate past President of PRIA WA, a Director on the national PRIA Board, a former Chairperson of PRIA Young Guns and Acting Chairperson of the Institute’s national Education Community Committee. Katharina is equally passionate about student-centred, work integrated learning; a commitment that has been recognised with a number of local and national awards, including a 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and two Curtin University Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. In 2014, Katharina was named as one of the inaugural Fellows of the Curtin Academy, an active honorary network of exceptional leaders committed to and passionate about the collaboration and dissemination of teaching excellence at Curtin University. Katharina holds a first class honours degree in Media and Communication Studies & Spanish Studies from the University of Wolverhampton, a MA Public Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Murdoch University.