Our staff

  • Alexis Harley lectures in English and is the author of Autobiologies: Charles Darwin and the Natural History of the Self.
  • Alison Ravenscroft is Head of the Department of Creative Arts and English and the author of The Postcolonial Eye: White Australian Desire and the Visual Field of Race.
  • Catherine Padmore lectures in English and Creative Writing. She is the author of Sibyl's Cave and has two novels-in-progress about Elizabethan women.
  • Claire Knowles lectures in English. She has published widely on eighteenth and nineteenth-century female poets, and is the author of Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780-1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith.
  • Damien Barlow lectures in English and has published widely on Australian literature. His current project is a monograph on the fiction of Frank Moorhouse.
  • Helen Young lectures in English. Her research interests include whiteness, postcolonialism, medievalism, and popular culture genres. Her recent books include the monograph Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness and two edited collections exploring representations of the Middle Ages in twenty-first century popular culture.
  • Juliane Roemhild lectures in English. Her current research is on happiness in Modernist and middlebrow fiction, and Anglo-German literary connections. She is the author of Femininity & Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Kelly Gardiner lectures in Creative Writing and writes for readers of all ages. Her novels include Act of Faith, The Sultan's Eyes, the 'Swashbuckler' trilogy and Goddess.
  • Mike Nolan lectures in English and is the author of "Gifts of the Poor: Worth and Value, Poverty and Justice" in Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France - Anne Scott (ed.)
  • Paddy O'Reilly lectures in Creative Writing and is the author of three novels – The Factory, The Fine Colour of Rust, and The Wonders – and two short story collections.
  • Rebecca Waese lectures in English and interdisciplinary adaptations and her current project is a monograph entitled When Novels Perform History: Dramatic Modes in Australian and Canadian Literature.
  • Sofia Ahlberg lectures in English and is the author of Atlantic Afterlives in Contemporary Fiction: The Oceanic Imaginary since the Information Age. She is currently researching the literary imaginary of global oil culture.
  • Sue Martin is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Research). She writes (and co-writes) lots of books on topics ranging from colonial Australia to gardening.
  • Sue Thomas, Professor of English and Director of the Disciplinary Research Program in English, Theatre and Drama, is the author of Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804-1834, Imperialism, Reform and the Making of Englishness in 'Jane Eyre' and The Worlding of Jean Rhys, and co-author, with Ann Blake and Leela Gandhi, of England through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction.