Katie is both the Professional Experience Coordinator in the School of Education and the Business Education Curriculum lecturer. Katie was a high school business teacher for seven years in Queensland schools. She has worked as a practicum facilitator and coordinated various courses in the School of Education for the last six years. Katie’s research interests are in the area of preservice teacher education, business education and the retention and professional development of teachers (her PhD topic specifically focused on mid-career teachers). She is currently part of a reference group organised by the Department of Education and Training that is focused on providing training to teachers for supervising preservice teachers.