Associate Professor in Media, University of Notre Dame Australia

Camilla Nelson is interested writing, gender and media cultures. She is the author of a wide range of scholarly and journalistic essays, as well as two novels. Her most recent book is the co-edited essay collection Dangerous Ideas About Mothers. Camilla is currently working on a new project in the field of writing and media studies, Single Women.

Camilla's work has been recognised through the award of grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Australian Film Commission. She has twice served as a judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Kathleen Mitchell Award, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists of the Year Award, and served on the governing board of the NSW Writers' Centre. Her creative works include Perverse Acts, for which she was named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists of the Year, and Crooked, which was shortlisted in the 2009 Ned Kelly Awards. Camilla is also a former journalist and has a Walkley Award, Best All Media: Online News, for her work at the Sydney Morning Herald.


  • 2011–present
    Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • 2008–2010
    Lecturer in Writing and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2007 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Doctor of Creative Arts