I currently hold the post of Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, and Convene the HERMES History Education Research Group, at The University of Newcastle. I am Founding Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education; a member of the Editorial Board of Agora / Sungråpho; a Core Author for Public History Weekly; Founding Co-Convenor of the History and Education Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). In 2013 I was Visiting Research Fellow with the Educational History and History Didactics group in the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. My research interests include: historical theory and history education; historical consciousness and contemporary historical cultures; history teacher education; and curriculum history, theory and politics.

Writing has always been one of my passions, and working as an academic has been one way for me to achieve the goal of a career in writing, albeit academic non-fiction (and not science fiction as I had once dreamed). If you’d like to read what motivated me to pursue a career as a writer and scholar, then click here to read about how a fascination with the television series Doctor Who was to blame!