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Professor and Acting PVC Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle, Australian National University

My primary field of research is Renaissance literature, specialising in women's poetry, and the relationships between form, genre, politics and history in the period. I am the lead investigator on a collaborative ARC funded project examining the material cultures of early modern women's writing, involving seven researchers from six universities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. With my colleague Dr Trisha Pender, I coordinate the Early Modern Women Research Network.
My secondary field is in true crime writing in Australia, from the nineteenth century to the present, again with an interest in gender: how women writers contributed to this genre and how women are represented within it.


  • –present
    Associate Professor School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle