Catherine Manathunga is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand and is an historian, who draws together expertise in historical, sociological and cultural studies research to bring an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective to educational research, particularly focusing on the tertiary sector. She has current research projects on doctoral supervision pedagogy, doctoral graduate outcomes and attributes, interdisciplinarity and the history of university teaching and learning in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Her earlier research was on developing students’ intercultural knowledge and communication skills at the tertiary level. She has published a co-authored monograph on educational history, A class of its own: a history of Queensland University of Technology; a co-edited oral history monograph, Making a place: an oral history of academic development in Australia; and has published in Australian, Irish, American and British journals in the fields of international relations, higher education and academic development. She has a book contract with Routledge to write a sole-authored monograph provisionally entitled Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision to be completed by 30 November 2012.