PhD (University College London), GradCertHigherEd (Monash University), BA, Hons (University of Queensland)
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Queensland (1992) before gaining first-class Honours in English also at The University of Queensland (1994). Under the Commonwealth Scholarship scheme, I undertook a PhD in English Language and Literature at University College London (1999). My doctoral thesis examined the contemporary UK book publishing industry and its role in gradually mainstreaming feminist ideas. Upon my return to Australia I worked in academic publishing before taking up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of School of English, Media Studies and Art History at The University of Queensland (2001-03), and subsequently a Lectureship in School of English, Art History, Film & Media at The University of Sydney (2004). I took up a continuing Lectureship in the Communications and Media Studies program at Monash in 2005 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. From mid-2009 until 2011 I was Director of Monash University’s Centre for the Book, of which I remain an active member. Reflecting my research at the interface of literature and digital media, I became a Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies in 2014, and Associate Professor (Reader) in Literary Studies at the beginning of 2017.