Biography

Positions Held

Founding Director, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2012-)

Convener, the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2010-).

Director, ‘The Body in the City 1100-1800’ Arts Focus Research Program (2016-)

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts (2013-2017).

Founding Chair, Bill Kent Foundation Fund Advisory Board (2010-2012).

Deputy Director of the Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology (1997-2011).

Secretary and Public Officer, the Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated (1995-2016).

Member of Council, the Renaissance Society of America.

Member of Council, Mannix College, Monash University.

General Editor, Europa Sacra, monograph series for Brepols publishing house, Belgium.

General Editor (with John Henderson), the ‘Bodies in the City’ series for Routledge.

Member of the Editorial Board of Medieval Sermon Studies, since 1996.

Member of the Editorial Board of Pacifica (1999-2017).

Member of the the comitato scientifico of the Centro di Documentazione del Movimento Ecumenico Italiano, based in Livorno, since 2000.

Professional Awards and Distinctions

Research

2011    Delivered the Etienne Gilson Annual Lecture at the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto

2010   Bill Kent Research Fellow at Monash University Centre, Prato

2009  Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision

2007  Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Visiting Professor, Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian      Renaissance Studies

2000-01 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

For selected papers, click here.

Education

 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Honours Supervision (2017)

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012)

Faculty of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence (2011)

Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision (2009)

Three Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) commendation congratulations for “outstanding” student evaluations (top 3% of Units in the university) (2010–12)

Dean’s Commendation of Excellence in Teaching for four units: Relics and Legends, Deciphering Popular Christianity (1/2010), and HSY1020 Renaissance Europe (2/2009) and HSY3690/4690 Angels and Demons: Rome, the papacy and the world (1/2009)

Faculty of Arts Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Enhancing the Student Experience (2007)