Dr Katrina Clifford

Katrina Clifford is a lecturer and coordinator of industry placements and internships in the Journalism, Media and Communications program at the University of Tasmania. Dr Clifford worked as a journalist and magazine editor for over ten years, and later as a freelance communications consultant and corporate writer. She has provided strategic advice on policy and stakeholder communications to non-profit organisations, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Suicide Prevention Australia. Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Katrina was a casual tutor and guest lecturer at the University of Wollongong, and was part of the Charles Sturt University project team that independently evaluated the NSW Police Force Mental Health Intervention Team. She is a specialist in risk communications, media criminology, and the relationship between mediated representations and lived experiences of crisis, violence, and trauma. Her work has appeared in leading journals, such as Police Practice and Research, Law Text Culture and the Australian Journal of Communication, and edited collections, including Policing Vulnerability, Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives, and Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives. Dr Clifford is a former Commonwealth Scholar and a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is also a member of the Mindframe for Universities Advisory Group (Journalism Education) and a research associate with the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES).