|2007 - Present||Casual Academic, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Business and Tourism|
|2018 - Present||Grant Development Funding Scheme|
|Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Arts and Education|
|Remembering Mayday Hills|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2014 - Present||Member, Australian History Association||2014 - Present||Member, Australian Women's History Network|
Honors and Awards
- APA Scholarship
- Master of Business Administration: Management Communication, SCU Online & Gold Coast (2017-Present)
- Bachelor of Business: Communication in Organisations, Lismore, Gold Coast, Tianjin, Shanghai (2007-2018)
- Research Methods for Arts and Social Sciences (Honors): Coursework marker (2010-2013)
- Bachelor of Social Science: Introduction to Sociology (2013)
- Bachelor of Social Science: Understanding Community (2013)
- Bachelor of Media: From the Bard to Bart: Media and Popular Culture (2010-2012)
- Bachelor of Media: True Stories: Factual Media (2011)
|2016 - 2017||Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Curtin University ‐ School of Education|
|2009 - 2015||PhD, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Sciences|
|2003 - 2005||BA (Hons), Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Sciences|
|1998 - 2003||BA, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Sciences|
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Book chapters (1)
The treasure hunt: empowering first-year students to find the information they need through an innovative E-learning tool Scholarship of Teaching Symposium (2018)
The online learning environment can be a daunting prospect for many first-year students new to university systems and culture. The vast arrays of information available in a university’s website, whether unit-specific content via the blackboard ...
Insane mothers: an historical approach Psychology Colloquia 2014 (2014)
Alison's presentation draws from thirty-one mothers' mental patient files, including a family member, from one mental institution in Melbourne, Australia from the interwar years: 1920 to 1936. Alison uses feminist, historical approaches in her research ...
Unfit mothers in the archive: female insanity in twentieth century, Victorian Mental Institutions Conflict in History: The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference (2014)
This paper examines how mothers’ insanity was constructed in Victoria, Australia, in an early twentieth century context. It is based on admission books, annual reports of the Inspector-General of the Insane and thirty-one women’s mental ...
Mother's interrupted: puerperal insanity in early twentieth century Australia Mothers at the margins, sixth International Conference on Motherhood (2011)
Puerperal insanity, was a term used extensively throughout the 19th century and generally is understood as the suffering of mental illness following childbirth. Marland (2004) argues that puerperal insanity was in decline as a diagnosis ...
Maternal insanity in Victoria, Australia: 1920-1973 PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2015)
This thesis examines puerperal insanity and child-birth related illnesses in early twentieth-century Australia. It investigates the psychiatric and social discourses that linked motherhood and birthing with mental illness. The research draws on clinical case notes ...