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Julia Prendergast

Associate Professor, Creative Writing, Swinburne University of Technology

Julia’s novel, The Earth Does Not Get Fat was published in 2018 (UWA Publishing: Australia). Her short stories feature in the current edition of Australian Short Stories. Other stories have been recognised and published: Lightship Anthology 2 (UK), Glimmer Train (US), TEXT (AU), Séan Ó Faoláin Competition (IE). Julia’s research focuses practice-based analysis of meta-level processes in creative writing: including neuroscientific and psychoanalytic approaches. She is a Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Swinburne University, Melbourne, and Chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), the peak academic body representing the discipline of Creative Writing in Australasia. She is an enthusiastic supporter of interdisciplinary, open and collaborative research practices.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer (Writing and Literature), Current Chair: Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2013 
    Deakin University, PhD (Writing and Literature)