I work in the educational publishing industry and in my own time am an independent journalist. I was runner-up in the 2018 Thawley Spectator Australia essay competition and since then have been published in The Spectator Australia, The Big Smoke and Flat White. 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. This was followed by a few years working and researching at Monash University, where I completed my PhD related to Swift’s Dublin printers.

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.