About me

I am a university lecturer and tutor, living in Caulfield South with my husband and (very) demanding cat, Sydney.

I have taught at a university level in Australia for over 15 years and also worked as an individual tutor throughout this time.

As well as teaching undergraduate subjects in a variety of disciplines and degrees, I worked for 6 years in a specialist program designed to assist students from non-traditional backgrounds adapt to, and succeed at, university.

The specialist program was taught as a first-year university level diploma, and our students came from a variety of backgrounds, including: first in family to attend university, students from rural areas and/or from schools and areas of social and economic disadvantage, as well as mature-aged students returning to study after sometimes decades in the workplace.

In 2012 I won, along with my team, an Australian Award for University Teaching – Programs that Enhance Learning. This was in recognition of our work in broadening participation through supporting students who traditionally missed out on attending university. As part of the program we taught specialist academic literacy and study skills subjects, which students took alongside other standard first-year level university subjects in a variety of disciplines including: arts, education, nursing & business studies. 

I bring this experience working with students facing additional challenges beyond their university studies to all my work as an academic mentor and tutor.

My qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (majors History, English, minor in Philosophy)
Monash University, 1998

Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts (History, 1st class honours)
Monash University, 1999

Master of Arts (Public History)
Monash University, 2001

Doctor of Philosophy (History and Film & Television Studies)
Monash University, 2010

Additional qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice (a university teaching qualification)
Monash University 2013

LEVEL 1 Research Supervisor Accreditation (supervision of students in MAs or PhDs)
Monash University 2013

Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Safety Workshop
Monash University 2018

My full CV is available upon request.