I am an historian, curator, writer and educator based in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by stories, people and images from the past. Over the past eight years, I have channelled my dual passions for the arts and social history into creative and academic projects at the National Gallery of Victoria, Deakin University, the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Supreme Court Library, the Fryer Library, the University of Queensland and the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane.
From 2015 to 2016 I worked at the Supreme Court Library Queensland, developing, researching and delivering exhibitions, publications and events based on contemporary and historical legal and justice issues. This role incorporated collaborations with researchers and scholars throughout Australia, and active engagement with the academic, community and arts sectors.
As a Q ANZAC 100 Research Fellow at the State Library of Queensland, I developed and produced a digital poetry platform, exploring the lives and work of Queensland women poets from the early to mid twentieth century. I delivered public lectures based on my research and contributed content to the Library's online platforms.
I have worked as an exhibition researcher at the University of Queensland's Fryer Library and I was an editor for the Australian Women's History Networks's Lilith journal. I am currently a Research Associate at Deakin University's Contemporary Histories Research Group and Curatorial Project Officer for Research and Acquisitions at the National Gallery of Victoria.
My areas of historical and research expertise include nineteenth and twentieth century Australian and European history, women's and gender history, feminism, art and literary history and World War One. I have five years' experience on the the casual teaching staff at the University of Queensland's School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and my research has appeared in a number of academic publications, including the Journal of Victorian Culture, Visual Culture in Britain and Women's Art Journal.
My first monograph on the subject of women artists and the art market will be published by Bloomsbury in May 2019.