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Catherine Knight


Policy analysis


Strategic thinking

Stakeholder engagement


Writing and communication

Translation (Japanese to English)



See my CV



2005 - 2007  Doctorate in Japanese Studies, Canterbury University

2003 - 2004  Master of Arts, Canterbury University

1995 - 2000 Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, Massey University

1992 - 1994 Post-graduate Diploma in Development Studies, Massey University

1992 - 1996 Graduate Diploma in Chinese (with Distinction), Massey University

1990 - 1994 Bachelor of Arts (majoring in East Asian Studies), Tezukayama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan

Grants & Awards


2017 - Earle Creativity Trust Award for Wildbore project

2017 - Ravaged Beauty receives J.M. Sherrard Award (major award) for excellence in local & regional history

2016 - New Zealand's Rivers longlisted for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

2016 - New Zealand's Rivers selected as one of New Zealand Listener's Best Books for 2016

2014 - Ravaged Beauty selected as Palmerston North Heritage Trust Award for best book relating to the Manawatu

2014 - New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in History

2012 - Palmerston North CIty Natural and Cultural Heritage Incentive Fund

2012 - Claude McCarthy Fellowship

2011 - New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in History

2005 - University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship

2005 - Barbara Mito Reed Award

2003 - University of Canterbury Master's Scholarship



See Publications page.

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