PhD Candidate, Victoria University

I am currently completing a creative writing & visual arts PhD examining family diversity in children's literature. In 2016 I completed my masters degree in publishing and editing, including a 20,000 word thesis on the representation of foster care in children's books.

In 2018 I presented my PhD research at the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) conference in Perth, Western Australia. I also competed in the Visualise Your Thesis and 3MT competitions at Victoria University, winning second place in Visualise, first place in 3MT, and People's Choice for both. I then went on to represent Victoria University at the 2018 3MT Asia-Pacific finals at the University of Queensland, placing in the top ten.

I am a passionate advocate of children at risk. My husband and I are foster carers, and have provided emergency care, short term care and respite care to a dozen children over the past five years. We are currently an unconventional family of five with three non-bio children and one very patient dog.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    PhD candidate, Victoria University
  • 2011–2019
    Freelance writer & editor, Self employed

Education

  • 2016 
    Monash University, Master of Editing and Publishing
  • 2013 
    Swinburne University, Graduate Diploma (Writing)
  • 2011 
    Edith Cowan University, Bachelor of Arts (Writing and Editing)

Professional Memberships

  • Writers Victoria