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Honorary Associate, Department of History, University of Sydney

I am a professional historian and Honorary Associate, University of Sydney:

Recognition of Expertise

I regularly referee journal articles, including for: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing; Health & History; Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing Journal; History Australia; Journal of Advanced Nursing; Journal of Clinical Nursing; Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Journal of Royal Australian Historical Society; Journal of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia; Labour History; Medical History; Nursing History Review; Nursing Inquiry; Sydney Journal; and Victorian Studies.

The following journals have recognised my expertise by requesting a book review, most recently: Health & History; Social History of Medicine; Medical History Newsletter; University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities; Public History Review; Metascience; Victorian Studies; Royal Australian Historical Society Journal; History Now Te Pae Tawhito O Te Wa; Medical History; Journal of Religious History; Australian Historical Studies; JIGS. A Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies; The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History; Labour History.

Hon. consultant to film The Lady Superintendent (2019) by Meg Collins about Lucy Osburn; Wrote blurb and selected photos for pre-stamped envelope commemorating the arrival of nurse Lucy Osburn in Australia 150 years ago; Interviewed as expert commentator on nursing history for ‘Pioneers, Soldiers & Renegades’, Producer Nickolas Bird, Director Eleanor Sharpe, Waterbyrd Films, June 2014 and regularly provide social and medical history advice for researchers of various TV programs set in the past, such as the first series of Love Child and Who Do You Think You are? (Toni Collette episode, August 2015).


  • 2019–2022
    Dr, University of Sydney