Dr Katharina Freund

Hons BA University of Toronto; PhD University of Wollongong
Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching Manager, ANU Medical School
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Higher Education 130103
  • Educational Technology And Computing 130306
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators 130313
  • Communication And Media Studies 2001
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies 200102
  • Media Studies 200104
  • Screen And Media Culture 200212

Research interests

Katie is a researcher in education technology, higher education and professional learning, and learning design. She also researches fan studies, digital communication, and social media from a cultural studies perspective.

Unfortunately, Katie is not able to offer supervision to any prospective research students at this time.


Originally from Canada, Katie completed her PhD in digital communication and media studies from the University of Wollongong in 2012, investigating fan-made remix videos and media fandom. She worked as a Senior Learning Designer for ANU Online from 2015 - 2019, advising and delivering professional development for academics on technology-enhanced learning.

Katie is now the Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) Manager for the ANU Medical School, where she leads a team of learning designers and technologists to create online resources, manage education technologies, and provide learning design advice for the School.

Researcher's projects

Katie's current research interests include the use of social media in teaching, professional learning in higher education, and blended learning designs.

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