Advisory board

Emeritus Professor David Carter

University of Queensland

David has extensive experience in teaching and developing programs in Australian Studies internationally. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Series Editor, Anthem Studies in Book History, Publishing and Print Culture, Anthem UK.

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Dr Cathy Day, OAM

Chairperson - Tropical Brain and Mind Foundation

Cathy is passionate about education, the arts and travel. She is also chairperson of the Tropical Brain and Mind Research Foundation, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at James Cook University, Townsville.

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Carmen Franks-Weier

Acting Assistant to the Principal – Religious Education, Good Shepherd Catholic College, Mt Isa

With a robust skill set that includes Classroom, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Tutoring, Staff Development and more, Carmen Franks-Weier contributes valuable industry insights to the Roderick Centre Advisory Board.

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Heather Fraser

Lecturer – Education Studies JCU College of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences

Heather has won an ACEL award for highest result in Masters in educational leadership and has won two national Teaching Awards for Educational Leadership and Teaching. She is currently lecturing at James Cook University in English Education.

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Tom Gilliatt

Literary Agent, Left Bank Literary

With over 30 years in the publishing industry, Tom is a literary agent and use his significant industry experience in representing his own authors. He joined Left Bank Literary in December 2022.

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Dr Paul Hardisty

Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow

Dr Hardisty holds a Master in Hydrology, and a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College, London. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow with AIMS @JCU (James Cook University).

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Yvette Holt

Poet, academic, and editor

Brisbane born, Yvette Henry Holt heralds from the Bidjara, Yiman and Wakaman Nations of Queensland. Yvette has lived and worked in the greater region of the Australian Central Deserts for ten years. Her work has won multi-national awards.

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Associate Professor Julieanne Lamond

Associate Professor, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Julieanne researches Australian literature, cultures of reading, and the relationship between gender and literature. Since 2014 she has worked with non-profit organisation the Stella Prize on the annual Stella Count, collecting statistics on gender balance in the pages of Australia’s books.

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Professor Rosalind Smith

Professor of English and Head of Discipline; Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Rosalind’s key contributions in the field of early modern studies focus on the ways in which early modern women used their writing to intervene in the literary, social, political, and religious cultures of sixteenth and early seventeenth century England, Scotland, and France.

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Veechi Stuart

Executive Director - Varuna, the National Writers’ House Katoomba

Before joining the Varuna team, Veechi worked as a columnist at the Sydney Morning Herald and as Publishing Manager for Woodslane Press. She is the author of over a dozen non-fiction titles.

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