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Carolyn Holbrook

Senior Lecturer in History, Deakin University

Dr Carolyn Holbrook is a Senior Lecturer in the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University, and the Director of Australian Policy and History. Her latest book, Lessons from History: Leading Historians Tackle Australia's Greatest Challenges (NewSouth), edited with Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe, was published in July 2022. She is writing a history of Australians' attitudes towards their federal system of government, and co-authoring with Professor James Walter a history of policy-making in Australia. Carolyn is the author of the award winning book, Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography (2014), about the history of how Australians have remembered the First World War, and with Keir Reeves edited The Great War: Aftermath and Commemoration (2019).


  • –present
    Lecturer, Deakin University