I work full-time in the educational publishing industry and in my own time am an independent journalist and researcher. I was runner-up in the 2018 Thawley Spectator Australia essay competition and since then have been published in The Spectator Australia and The Big Smoke. Another aspect of my research is in eighteenth-century studies and, in particular, the Dublin printing scene during the years of Jonathan Swift’s Irish career (see the 18th C Studies page on this blog). I have a background in law. I did my law degree at The University of Adelaide and practised for a few years firstly in Adelaide then in Melbourne. I have also had several years’ experience in the hospitality industry, as a barman, waiter and bottle shop attendant.

I have been living in Melbourne for way too long. I am a South Australian and will be moving back as soon as my personal circumstances allow.