Kerrie Dougherty
Research Student

Kerrie Dougherty

PhD Candidate

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental 

Kerrie Dougherty is an independent space historian, curator and writer and a lecturer in the Space Humanities department of the International Space University. She is a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, serving on its History of Astronautics Committee, and also serves on the International Astronautical Federation's Space Education and Outreach Committee and its Space Societies and Museums Committee. Kerrie has a special interest in the history of Australian space activities, which is the focus of her PhD research.

She is the author of several books and articles on space history, including Australia in Space, published in 2017. Thhis popular history tells the story of Australia’s involvement with space activities, from the earliest rocketeers to the latest satellite projects.