Hello! I’m a multi-award winning author, researcher and facilitator.
For the past decade, I’ve worked in writer and researcher development in Australia, Asia and Europe, spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM. My multidisciplinary academic background and creative work as an internationally published author provide me with a unique and versatile skill set, including the ability to engage a variety of specialist and generalist audiences.
I hold degrees spanning a broad range of humanities and social sciences disciplines, culminating in a multidisciplinary PhD analysing biomedical research fields. My research focused on the sociopolitical aspects of science and innovation, particularly at the intersection of vaccine development and global health.
During my doctoral candidature, I was a Commonwealth Scholar at The University of Edinburgh, working across the Centre of African Studies and the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation. Afterwards, I was based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, as the recipient of an Australian Federal Government Postgraduate Award.
After several years working in senior program roles in postgraduate and early career researcher development at the University of Melbourne, I returned to Edinburgh in 2014, initially as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for African Studies. Following that, I spent three years balancing consultancy work with managing the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, where in 2016 I won the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science’s award for the Most Effective University Community Building Initiative.
As an award-winning fiction writer, my work has been published in print and online, including novels published internationally in eight languages, and short stories in anthologies from Penguin. My creative practice equips me with a multifaceted understanding of ‘making words happen’, and I bring this appreciation to the workshops and training sessions I deliver.
Please get in touch if you’d like to work with me.