Chair, Space Humanities
Kerrie Dougherty is a freelance curator, space historian and educator, with more than 30 years’ experience in exhibition development, cultural heritage management and the development of education and outreach programs.
Formerly Curator of Space Technology at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, Kerrie developed Australia’s first major space exhibition and has consulted on the development of space exhibitions and public awareness programs for other institutions in Australia and internationally. She has specialist interests in the history of Australian space activities and the relationship between space and popular culture.
The author of a number of scholarly and popular books, articles and blog posts on space history and heritage and space education, Kerrie is also the co-author of three Star Wars guidebooks and the Doctor Who Visual Dictionary.
Kerrie is a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics and is on the Board of the World Space Week Association. She is currently studying for her PhD and was the recipient of the 2015 Sacknoff Prize for Space History from the Society for the History of Technology.
Kerrie attended SSP99 in Thailand and has lectured for the ISU since 2001.