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Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing, The University of Melbourne

I have postgraduate academic qualifications in child psychology and education, and Masters and Doctorate qualifications in English. I am the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction and essays. My book, 'Look at the Lake' (Puncher & Wattmann) received the 2019 Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry. My latest book is The Lion in Love (Finlay Loyd Publishing), a collection of short fiction.


  • –present
    Professor of Creative writing, University of Melbourne


  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • Melbourne, Australia
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