An award-winning Philosophy teacher with over ten years experience in education, Kylie Sturgess has lectured on teaching critical thinking, feminism, new media and anomalistic beliefs worldwide. She is a member of the JREF Education Advisory Panel and regularly writes editorial for numerous publications.
In 2011, she was the winner of the Best Individual Activist Award from the Secular Students Alliance. Kylie presented at and was a co-MC at the Global Atheist Convention in 2010 and 2012, has conducted over a hundred podcast interviews and is the host of the Token Skeptic podcast.
Her work features in the book The Australian Book of Atheism, The Open Laboratory Best Of Science Blogs 2008 and The Young Australian Skeptics Blog Anthology. She also writes for the Curiouser and Curiouser online column for CSICOP, and contributed to Daniel Loxton’s Skeptic.com manifesto ‘What Do I Do Next?: Leading Skeptics Discuss 105 Practical Ways to Promote Science and Advance Skepticism’.
Kylie Sturgess’ 2011 Masters thesis in Education is on the measurement of paranormal beliefs, focusing on gender differences, called “Anomalistic beliefs in Australians : a Rasch analysis“. In 2010, Kylie was a co-author of the paper ‘The structure of superstitious action – A further analysis of fresh evidence‘, in the journal Personality and Individual Differences (Science Direct), a peer-reviewed publication. It involves a re-analysis of Wiseman and Watt’s short scales of positive and negative superstitions.
She currently teaches philosophy in Perth, Western Australia and doesn’t take herself as seriously as this all may look.