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S T E F A N I E   

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About me


I am a writer and researcher in the expanded field of nonfiction. 


A keen academic collaborator and supervisor, I am consistently seeking connection and sharing of knowledge though academic work. I have been lecturing in writing since 2016 and am a published writer and cultural journalist. I was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing from RMIT University in 2020. Building an academic career through impactful research, teaching, supervision and collaboration with publics and industry, I aims to use my academic work to enrich the world, bringing forward life stories and applying creative resources to real-world problems.


PhD (Media and Communication) in Creative Writing, RMIT University, conferred 2020

  • Thesis: ‘A Body at the Edge of Language: writing anorexia, bulimia and recovering

  • Practice-led research project, developed creativecritical writing modalities for eating disorder memoir

  • Supervised by Prof Francesca Rendle-Short, Dr Linda Daley and Assoc Prof Jessica Wilkinson

  • Three-month fellowship at Royal Holloway London, supervisor: Prof Kristen Kreider (Oxford University)


Bachelor of Media and Communication Honours (Creative Writing), RMIT University, conferred 2015

  • Received 100% examiner's report from Professor Donna Lee Brien (CQU)

  • Creative work shortlisted for Lord Mayor's Nonfiction Writing Prize in 2015


Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), RMIT University, conferred 2010

Major in Philosophy and Literary Studies


I am a Lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. 


My research areas include: life writing, creativecritical writing, creative nonfiction, community writing


  • Develop, teach and lead undergraduate and postgraduate units in creative writing and literary studies

  • Supervise HDR and honours research

  • Achieve high-level research outputs in creative practice, literary studies and expanded nonfiction

  • Make competitive funding applications to support research

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