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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

I’m currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Munsie Lab within the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne. I research medical law and the social science and history of innovative health technologies, including cellular therapies and psychiatric experiments. My PhD used literatures of mental alterity and mind disorder to examine the politics of psychiatry and the emergence of molecular psychiatry in the late twentieth century.

In 2018, I conducted a major review of the scope of disciplinary powers exercisable by the NSW medical regulator under the relevant health practitioner law. I have also published original research on the the history and politics of novel psychiatric devices, including the e-meter and telepsychiatric devices. I have also published work on the legal frameworks regulating stem cell interventions in Australia and internationally.

I am managing editor and manuscript producer of Philament Journal, and manuscript producer of the Australasian Journal of American Studies.


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Sydney


  • 2017 
    College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Sydney, LLB
  • 2006 
    University of Sydney, BA (Hons 1)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Short-term Project to Publication Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts