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PhD Student, School of Education, Curtin University

I'm a PhD student researching how children think about linguistic choices in writing and how to encourage them to apply grammar in creative ways for effect. My Masters thesis examined how children experience creative writing in the classroom. I currently work as a Literacy Specialist at a school in Hong Kong.


  • 2018–present
    PhD Student, Curtin University
  • 2016–present
    Literacy Specialist, Victoria Shanghai Academy
  • 2020–present
    Course Tutor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University
  • 2013–2016
    Primary School Teacher, John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
  • 2010–2012
    Primary School Teacher, St James Primary School


  • 2018 
    Murdoch University, Master of Education (Research)


  • 2024
    Crafting scenes: Improving narrative writing through imaginative embodiment and linguistic choices, Writing and Pedagogy
  • 2023
    Explicit embodiment of narrative worlds: a case study of student-teacher concept-led grammar conferencing for writing, Language Awareness
  • 2022
    Writer agency, choice-making and embodied grammar, English in Australia
  • 2021
    Writing, grammar, and the body: A cognitive stylistics framework for teaching upper primary narrative writing, Literacy
  • 2019
    How children experience creative writing in the classroom, The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
  • 2017
    Lifting the Lid on Words and Pictures, Association of Independent Schools Western Australia
  • 2017
    A phenomenological perspective of children's writing, The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Professional Memberships

  • UK Literacy Association