Research

Research Keywords

Australian politics, Gough Whitlam, political biography, Australian history, counter-terrorism, labour history

Research Grants

Professor Hocking has been the recipient of several nationally competitive research grants including:

  • ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellowship (2014-2017)
  • ARC Discovery Grant (2014-2017) From Sarah Wills Howe to Thomas Wentworth Wills: An Australian Family Biography
  • ARC Linkage Grant (2009-2012) with Partner Organisations the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, Gough Whitlam: A Living Democracy
  • ARC Linkage Grant (2005-2008) with Partner Organisations the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, Gough Whitlam: People, Party, Politics
  • ARC QEII Research Fellowship (1999-2005), Frank Hardy: A Political Biography
  • Harold White Fellowship with the National Library of Australia (2002), Examination of the Frank Hardy Papers MS4887

Professor Hocking’s research and writing has been recognised with several prestigious awards and nominations including:

Awards and Short-Listings

ARC Discovery Outstansding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellowship (2014-2017)

Gough Whitlam: His Time Melbourne University Publishing/Miegunyah Press 2012

  • 2014 Winner Barbara Ramsden Award. Fellowship of Australian Writers
  • 2013 Short-listed Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Australian History Prize
  • 2013 Short-listed National Biography Award
  • 2013 Short-listed Queensland Literary Awards
  • 2013 Long-listed, NiB Waverley Awards for Literature

Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History Melbourne University Publishing/Miegunyah Press 2008

  • 2009 Short-listed Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Non-Fiction Award
  • 2009 Short-listed The Age Book of the Year Awards. Non-Fiction Award
  • 2009 Short-listed Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Non-Fiction Award
  • 2009 Short-listed Magarey Medal for Biography
  • 2009 Long-listed Walkley Awards Non-fiction Book Award

Frank Hardy: Politics Literature Life Lothian Books. 2005

  • 2006 Short-listed NSW Premiers History Awards. State Records Prize

Lionel Murphy: A Political Biography Cambridge University Press 1997

  • 1998 Short-listed South Australian Festival Awards for Literature. National Non-Fiction Award

Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator ABC-TV 1991 (with D. Dellora and I. Wansbrough)

  • 1991 Winner Human Rights Award for Best Film 1991
  • 1993 Nominated Australian Teachers’ of Media Awards Best Documentary
  • 1992 Nominated Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary