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Adjunct assistant professor, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra

I am an adjunct assistant professor in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, at the University of Canberra.

My first book, 'Tiberius with a Telephone', a biography of the former prime minister Sir William McMahon, was published by Scribe in 2018 and won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

My second book, 'The Trials of Portnoy' (Scribe, 2020), is an account of the downfall of the censorship system in Australia, as spurred by Penguin Australia's publication of Philip Roth's novel 'Portnoy's Complaint'.


  • 2011–present
    Adjunct assistant professor, University of Canberra


  • 2014 
    University of Canberra, PhD


  • 2020
    The Trials of Portnoy: How Penguin brought down Australia's censorship system, Book
  • 2018
    Tiberius with a Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon, Book

Professional Memberships

  • Centre for Creative and Cultural Research