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Dr Catherine Oxworth

Lecturer, Primary or Secondary Teacher (Education)
PhD, La Trobe University, Australia; Master of Education, Monash University, Australia


Catherine has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years.  She is a classically trained musician and composer with a strong interest in the benefits of education in music and the arts.  Catherine has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia, China, Pakistan, and Kenya.  Catherine is interested in research that gives voice to those that are marginalised in our world. Catherine's PhD "In my voice": girls and education in Kenya and Zambia gave voice to young girls that would not otherwise have a platform to articulate their narratives and concerns in their lives.  Her research also explored the worth of work of women in postcolonial African contexts.  Catherine's intent is to make the world a better place for having lived in it.

2016 PhD La Trobe University 
2003 Master of Education (International Education) Monash University 
1998 Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary - Chinese & English as a Second Language) Monash University
1997 Graduate Diploma in Arts - Modern Languages (Chinese) University of Melbourne
1992 Bachelor of Music (Honours) University of Melbourne
1992 Associate Music in Australia Diploma (Clarinet) Australian Music Examination Board

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Gender, Sexuality And Education - 130308
  • Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy - 130201
  • Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander, M?ori And Pacific Peoples) - 130307

Teaching areas



  • 1999, Other, Monash Abroad Scholarship, Monash University
  • 1996, National, Australian Vice Chancellors Committee Scholarship, AVCC


Also published as: Oxworth, Catherine; Oxworth, C.
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