I am an award-winning and innovative educator. I am currently a Lecturer in Research Education and Development in the Graduate Research School at La Trobe University where I lead development for higher research degree candidates and academic writing support. I have taught professional communication at the Melbourne Business School and in doctoral development including as an external supervisor for doctoral candidates at the School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne.
I have a track record of successfully managing small and large projects, of communicating between silos, and bringing about cultural change in institutions and teams. I am passionate about helping students and researchers transition into the highest levels of achievement through one-to-one and group teaching, and online engagement. I have a wider interest in university policy and governance.
My research focuses on the relationship between poetry and music; on 20th-century poetries; and, increasingly, on student learning and attainment. My next book, How to Fix your Academic Writing Trouble: A Practical Guide, co-authored with Dr Inger Mewburn of the Thesis Whisperer Blog and Shuan Lehman of ANU, is out with Open University Press in January 2018 (sign up to find out more about it).