Dr Katherine Howard is a Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, working on the ARC-funded LISRA project (lisresearch.org.au). After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Studies from the University of South Australia in 2006, she was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship that allowed her to undertake the International Masters in Digital Library Learning (DILL) program. This program took her to Oslo University College in Norway; Tallinn University in Estonia and the University of Parma in Italy. She graduated from this program in 2009 and returned to Australia to manage the Digital Audio Book Library for the Royal Society for the Blind in South Australia. She completed her PhD at QUT, which was nominated for an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award. During her PhD, she was the first person outside of North America to be awarded a Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
Katherine has been an Associate Lecturer at QUT, a Course Coordinator and Research Assistant at UniSA, an Early Career Development Fellow at RMIT, and has undertaken sessional academic work with CSU and Curtin University. Dr Howard’s research focusses on new and emerging roles for information professionals, particularly around data science and research data management.