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Associate Professor in History, Deakin University

Dr Carolyn Holbrook is an historian 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