Teaching and Research


I have been researching stories about refugees since 2013 with my first collection published in 2016. My second collection, published as part of my PhD in writing and human rights from Curtin University, focussed on the role of the narrator in collaborating with someone from a refugee background to tell their story.

The study of refugee lives and rights continues to be my focus today, as I research and explore persecution, vulerability and resilience and the role that home and belonging play in a person's life.

I'm currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University associated with the Centre for Human Rights Education, researching and writing journal articles and papers as well as working on advocacy programs with the Centre. 


Being able to use my skills to pass on knowledge, experience and insight to those who want to build a career in the communications arena is both challenging and rewarding.

I have lectured and tutored at Curtin University in professional writing for third year and post-graduate students, at Murdoch University in public relations, and at Edith Cowan University. While living in Hong Kong, I designed, coordinated and taught a unit in strategic public communication at Chinese University.