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Dr. Cait White

Phd, MA (University of Washington, Communication), BA (University of California, Communication)
Lecturer - Business Communications
School of Business and Law
(07) 3295 1155
6732951155 Alternative Phone
160 Ann Street - Level 21
About Me

Dr. Catherine (Cait) White is based on the Brisbane Campus. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Communication, and her research explores organizational communication, discourse, and rhetoric. Cait is the primary Unit Coordinator for BUSN20017: Effective Business Communications. In addition to this Unit, she has taught BUSN20019: Professional Project, BUSN20020: Business Internship, HRMT20019: Leading and Managing Change, HRMT20028: Organisational Change Management, MGMT20135: Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision Making, and MGMT11109: Introduction to Management.  In addition to her academic work, she has conducted consultancy work for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. In this capacity, she had delivered workshops and training materials about organizational communication, email, persuasion, training, and professional presentations.

Cait is the Post-Graduate Research Coordinator within the School of Business and Law.  If you have any questions about undertaking a research higher degree at CQU within the School of Business and Law, please contact Cait at

Universities Studied At

PhD, University of Washington, Communication.

MA, University of Washington, Communication

BA, University of California, San Deigo

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

University of Washington

Previous teaching

Post-graduate-Central Queensland University

BUSN20017: Effective Business Communications—Unit coordinator, lecturer, and tutor.

BUSN20019: Professional Project— Unit coordinator, lecturer, and tutor.

BUSN20020: Business Internship—Lecturer.

HRMT20019: Leading and Managing Change— Unit coordinator, lecturer, and tutor.

HRMT20028: Organisational Change Management— Unit coordinator, lecturer, and tutor.

MGMT20135: Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision Making— Unit coordinator, lecturer, and tutor.

Undergraduate-Central Queensland University

MGMT11109: Introduction to Management— Unit coordinator, lecturer and tutor.

Undergraduate-University of Queensland

MGTS1601: Organisational Behaviour—Lecturer

MGTS2606: Managerial Skills and Communication—Lecturer and tutor.

MGTS3602: Managing Workplace Conflict— Lecturer and tutor

Post-graduate—University of South Australia

COMM5015: Communication Practices (Supervised communication research of Grad.

Dip. Students in Public Relations)

Undergraduate—University of Washington and Community colleges within the Seattle area

SPCOMM100: Basic Speech Communication--Lecturer

COMM102: Human Relations in the Workplace--Lecturer

SPCOMM140: Oral Interpretation of Literature--Lecturer

SPCOMM220: Introduction to Public Speaking--Lecturer

SPCOMM 334: Essentials of Argumentation--Lecturer

Professional Memberships

Association for Business Communication


Consultancy Work

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Services (2009-2013).

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3503 Business systems in context

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy
A critical discourse analysis of casual employment as represented in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Asian representation within Australian Corporate Leadership: Barriers, enablers and the value of a culturally diverse organisation
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy (Industry)
Study of use of digital technologies for learning and its relationship with job performance
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Towards the design of disruptive business model Innovation
Associate Supervisor
Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Business and Management not elsewhere classified

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