Kathleen has been recognised for excellence in undergraduate teaching by the Faculty of Arts, with particular emphasis on her ability to motivate and inspire students.

Kathleen teaches principally first year level units in Medieval and Renaissance history streams, including:

She is also involved in summer history units taught at the Monash Prato campus such as:

Kathleen is available to supervise honours and postgraduate research in high medieval politics, rhetoric, and gender, and in the medieval and early modern history of the British Isles generally.

Current supervision

  • David Jackson (MA), 12th-century Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Scandinavia
  • Deborah Seiler (PhD, External), Homosocial friendship in late medieval England
  • Elinor French (MA), Inquisition Records and Social Networks in 13th-Century Languedoc
  • Kerry Kirwan (MA), Viking Travel Stories and Fabulous Journeys
  • Jessica O’Leary (MA), Emotions and Identity in 15th-Century Aragonese Transregional Family Letters
  • Kyly Walker (MA), King Stephen and His Episcopal Relationships
  • Rosa Martorana (MA), Text, Space and Control: Religious Women in Renaissance Italy

Completed theses

  • Anne Holloway (PhD, 2016), Early Dominican Exempla Collections: Defining a Method of Ethical Pedagogy
  • Katherine Aldred (BA Hons, 2015), The Letters of Bess of Hardwick as a Performative Medium
  • Morgan Griffiths, (BA Hons, 2014): Llywelyn ap Gruffydd: The Nature of Politics and Alliances in Medieval Wales
  • My teaching approach has been recognised with a 2016 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Australian Awards for University Teaching Read more
  • I’m honoured to have been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in the Early Career category for 2015 Read more
  • This year in Medieval Europe, one of the first year history units I coordinate, my tutors and I trialled a new assessment strategy, which seems to have paid huge dividends in student (and staff!) engagement. Read more