About me

I am a teacher and historian 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 a private tutor throughout this time.

I am currently undertaking a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University, with teaching specialties in English and History, as well as a focus on inclusive education.

As well as teaching at Monash University in a variety of disciplines and degrees, I worked for 6 years in a specialist program designed to assist students 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.  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 studies to all my work as an academic mentor and tutor.

My qualifications

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

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

Master of Arts (Public History)
Monash University

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

Additional qualifications

Grammar and Punctuation Short Course, RMIT

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

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

Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Safety Workshop
Monash University

My full CV is available upon request.