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Jane Turner Goldsmith

PhD candidate, Creative Writing, University of Adelaide

Jane Turner Goldsmith is an author and psychologist. She has worked in the fields of health, education, language teaching, counselling, psychology and creative writing and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.

Jane's topic is The Essential Worker: Psychological First Aid and the Composite Novel. The novel is a collection of autonomous short stories about essential workers at the outset of the 2020 pandemic. It features a linking character, an artfully manipulative mature-age student reviving her 1970s Arts degree, with whom the other characters' lives become entangled.

Jane has also published a novel, Poinciana, set in New Caledonia, with Wakefield Press in 2006, a children's novel, an anthology of adoption stories and short fiction in a range of journals.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Creative Writing, University of Adelaide


  • 1995 
    Flinders University, Psychology