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 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.
  • 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).