Our staff

  • Dr Alexis Harley lectures in English and is the author of Autobiologies: Charles Darwin and the Natural History of the Self.
  • Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft is the author of The Postcolonial Eye: White Australian Desire and the Visual Field of Race.
  • Dr Catherine Padmore (Discipline Coordinator) lectures in English and Creative Writing. She is the author of Sibyl's Cave and has two novels-in-progress about Elizabethan women.
  • Dr 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.
  • Dr Damien Barlow (Honours Coordinator) lectures in English and has published widely on Australian literature. His current project is a monograph on the fiction of Frank Moorhouse.
  • Janine Alabaster is Associate Lecturer at the Mildura campus. She researches early modern drama.
  • Dr 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.
  • Dr 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.
  • Dr 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.).
  • Dr 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.).
  • Dr 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.
  • Dr 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.
  • Professor Sue Martin is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. She has co-authored Colonial Dickens: What Australians Made of the World’s Favourite Writer (with Kylie Mirmohamadi), Sensational Melbourne: Reading, Sensation Fiction and Lady Audley’s Secret in the Victorian Metropolis (with Kylie Mirmohamadi), and Reading the Garden: The Culture of Gardening in Australia (with Katie Holmes and Kylie Mirmohamadi).
  • Professor Sue Thomas FAHA, is the Postgraduate Coordinator in English and the Director of the Disciplinary Research Program in English, Theatre and Drama. She 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.