I am an advanced doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Public History, University of Technology, Sydney Australia, and 2018-19 Endeavour Postgraduate Research Scholar at Umeå University, Sweden. Additionally, I am currently Reviews Editor for the History of Education Review and Graduate Student Representative for the Australia New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES).
My doctoral research is an interdisciplinary project examining the role and uses of history education in transitional justice (state redress processes) in Australia since the 1980s. I am supervised by Associate Professor Anna Clark, Dr Tamson Pietsch, and Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington.
Background and Experience
I hold a Bachelor of International Relations (BIR) and Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class and University Medal, History), both from La Trobe University.
My work has been published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice and the International Handbook for Historical Studies in Education. I have work forthcoming in 2019-20 in the International Journal for the Historiography of Education/Bildungsgeschichte and Curriculum Inquiry, and have an edited volume, Historical Justice and History Education, forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. I am also currently guest editor of a special issue of History of Education Review on the theme of educational history and injustice with Beth Marsden, La Trobe University.
I have won multiple awards/fellowships for my research including; an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship 2018-19, Curriculum Inquiry Writing Fellowship 2019, and the D.M. University Medal and J.A. Salmond Prize from La Trobe University in 2014.
In 2018-19, I was Endeavour Postgraduate Research Scholar at Umeå University, Sweden where I worked with Professor Daniel Lindmark in the Educational History and History Didactics Research Group. We were exploring Swedish-Australian uses of history in processes of transitional justice (national apology, truth commission etc.) with a particular focus on history education. In June 2019, we hosted an international conference ‘Historical Justice and History Education’ at Umeå University.
In 2019, I taught in Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2018-19, I lectured in History and Education at the Australian Catholic University, where I was Lecturer-in-charge (LIC) for the subject ‘Education in History’ (EDBA203). I have also lectured and led seminars in History and Interdisciplinary Studies at La Trobe University in 2016-18.