I am Director of Studies at Janet Clarke Hall, the University of Melbourne, where I manage the College’s tutorial and academic support programs as head of a 25 person department. 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 an award-winning educator at the University of Melbourne where my teaching focuses on research and communication skills.  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. I continue to work in doctoral development including as an external supervisor for doctoral candidates at the School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne.