Dr Ariella Van Luyn is a Lecturer, Writing, in the Department of English at James Cook University. She completed her practice-led PhD in Creative Writing in 2012. Her PhD investigates the dialogue between fiction writing and oral history practice in Australia. The novel emerging from the PhD, titled Hidden Objects, was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards 2012, in the Unpublished Manuscript Category. Her peer-reviewed articles and short stories have been published widely. Ariella is currently chair of the editorial board of the Oral History Association of Australia Journal and co-edits LiNQ. She is the author of Treading Air (2016).