Position

Senior Research Fellow
English/Creative Writing & Aust Studies

Biography

Danielle is the author of several literary non-fiction books. She studied psychology and politics at Adelaide University, before completing a doctorate in zoology at Oxford. Since then she has worked as a freelance author, researcher and editor across a wide variety of science and humanities disciplines, publishing in fields as diverse as aged care, portraiture, genetics, drug addiction, history and creative writing. She has taught writing at Melbourne University and creative non-fiction at the Victorian Writers Centre before moving to Flinders in 2011. Her books include Voyages to the South Seas and A Future in Flames. Her latest book is Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia's Inland Sea. She is currently working on a biography of the nature writer, Edith Coleman, for Picador and a children's book on Australian fossils for Museum Victoria.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Adelaide University 1989
DPhil Oxford University 1993

Honours, awards and grants

2016 Whitley Award for Best Popular Zoology Book - Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia's Inland Sea
2016 CBCA Notable Book - Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia's Inland Sea
2014 Australia Council Literature Award - Fiction - Due South
2014 Inaugural Dahl Trust Fellow (Australian Book Review) - Seeing the wood for the trees
2013 Moran Award for History of Science (Australian Academy of Science)
2013 Australian Orchid Foundation Award - The Wasp and the Orchid
2012 Stella Award for Critiquing Cultures
2010 CBCA Notable Book - Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of Australia
2010 Calibre Essay longlist - After the fire
2009 Redmond Barry Fellow, Melbourne University - A Future in Flames
2007 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction - Voyages to the South Seas
2006 Creative Fellow, State Library of Victoria - Voyages to the South Seas
1998 Thomas Ramsay Science and Humanities Fellow - A Continent of Curiosities
1990 Rhodes Scholar SA

Research expertise

  • Communication and media studies
  • Journalism and professional writing
  • Performing arts and creative writing
  • Zoology

Research interests

Current supervisions:

Principal Supervisor - Monika Stasiak (Creative Writing PhD) - Dystopian fiction
Principal Supervisor - Dan Moss (Creative Writing PhD) - Realist fiction
Associate Supervisor - Rachel Spencer (Creative Writing PhD) - Biography/True Crime

Completions:

Principal Supervisor - Katie Clark (Creative Writing PhD) - Historical fiction
Honours supervisor - Wendy Otero - Nature writing
Associate Supervisor - Sandra Lindemann (PhD) - Life writing
Associate Supervisor - Annette Marner (Creative Writing PhD) - Literary fiction
Honours Supervisor - Shari Argent - Science fiction and adventure stories

Student awards and publications:

Susan Double (2015 Creative Arts Project, Flinders University)
 Essay: Beautiful Contrivances, Australian Orchid Magazine, Feb 2016, Best Australian Science writing 2016, NewSouth Books
 Award: Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing runner-up, 2016
Michele Jarldom (2014 Communication Skills for RHD Students)
 Article: What can Ruby do with a camera? Qualitative Social Work, 2016
 Book contract: Palgrave Pivot Series 2017.
Wendy Otero (2013 Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Award: Langhorne Creek Writers Prize 2014
Jacqui Lawson (2012 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Short Story: ‘Chasing the beast’ page seventeen Nov 2012
Casey Sloan (2012 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Short Story: ‘The boy with a hole in his heart’ Midnight Echo Nov 2012
Kate James (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Book: Believe in yourself and do what you love, Affirm Press 2014
Petrina Dakin (2009 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Book: Memories Book – the RMH Kiosk AuxiliaryVolunteers Royal Melbourne Hospital 2009
Lindy Alexander (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Award: Grace Marion Wilson Award for Creative Non-fiction 2010

Supervisory interests

  • Authorship and reading practices
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Creative writing
  • Science communication

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Creative writing (fiction) (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Creative writing (creative nonfiction) (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Creative writing (historical fiction) (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Creative writing/English (life writing and fiction) (2) ;

Publications

  • Clode, D. (2012). Telling tales both tall and true. In Mike Lee, Sue Mikkelsen, ed. The Fossil Hunters: Stories from the Palaeontologists. Adelaide, South Australia: South Australian Museum, pp. 73-80.
  • Clode, D. and Fitzgerald, E. (2011). Demon Dolphins. In Danielle Clode, ed. Killers in Eden: The story of a rare partnership between men and killer whales. Melbourne: Museum Victoria Publishing, pp. 31-43.
  • Clode, D. (2009). From molluscs to monkeys: Darwin and early Australian biology. In Jeanette Hoorn, ed. Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art in Australia. Carlton, Vic: Miegunyah Press, pp. 62-79.
  • Clode, D. (2002). Norman Wakefield. In John Ritchie and Diane Langmore, ed. Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 461-461.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2001). The elusive leadbeater. In Carolyn Rasmussen, ed. A Museum for the People: A history of Museum Victoria and its predecessors 1854-2000. Melbourne: --Other (not in list)--, pp. 253-255.
  • Clode, D. (2001). The respectful invader. In Carolyn Rasmussen, ed. A Museum for the People: A history of Museum Victoria and its predecessors 1854-2000. Melbourne: --Other (not in list)--, pp. 18-20.
  • Clode, D. and O'Brien, R. (2001). Why Wallace drew the line: A re-analysis of Wallace's bird collections in the Malay Archipelago and the origins of biogeography. In Metcalfe, I., Smith, J.M.B., Morwood, M. & Davidson, I., ed. Faunal and floral migrations and evolution in SE Asia-Australasia. Lisse: A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp. 113-121.
  • Clode, D. (2015). Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia's Inland Sea. Melbourne, Victoria: Museum Victoria Publishing.
  • Clode, D. (2011). Killers in Eden: The story of a rare partnership between men and killer whales. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Museum Victoria Publishing.
  • Clode, D. (2010). A Future in Flames. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Clode, D. (2009). Prehistoric giants: The Megafauna of Australia. Melbourne: Museum Victoria Publishing.
  • Clode, D. (2007). Voyages to the South Seas: In search of Terres Australes. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Clode, D. (2006). As if for a thousand years: A history of Victoria's Land Conservation and Environment Conservation Councils. Melbourne: Victorian Environmental Assessment Council.
  • Clode, D. (2006). Continent of Curiosities: A Journey through Australian Natural History. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Clode, D. and Boldero, J. (2005). Keeping the doctor alive : a self care guidebook for medical practitioners. South Melbourne, VIC: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • Clode, D. (2002). Killers in Eden : the true story of killer whales and their remarkable partnership with the whalers of Twofold Bay. Sydney, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clode, D. and Harrison, C. (2007). Savants, Sailors and Surgeons. In Colloque Terres Australes. Colloque Terres Australes. Le Havre, France.
  • Clode, D. (2017). The Beachcomber's Wife (Book Review) Transnational Literature, 9(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2017). Understanding our natural world. The Victorian Naturalist, 134(1) pp. 31-32.
  • Clode, D. (2017). The Art of Science (Reviews) Historical Records of Australian Science, 28 pp. 66-67.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2016). Robinsonade. Australian Book Review, December(387) pp. 35-35.
  • Clode, D. (2016). Strands. Australian Book Review, 382(June-July) pp. 30-30.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2016). Scientist sails with Cook to make history. The Australian, Oct 8-9 pp. 22-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2016). Investments. Australian Book Review, 378(Jan-Feb) pp. 17.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2015). On the Rim. Australian Book Review, June-July pp. 16.
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  • Clode, D. (2015). Year without summer: a mega-colossal eruption. Australian Book Review, May pp. 52-53.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2015). Tim Flannery's delightful romp through museum history. The Australian, Dec 3
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2015). Reading Australia: Here on Earth by Tim Flannery. Australian Book Review, April
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2015). Gaps and Fissures. Australian Book Review, 375 pp. 19.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2015). Australia's French connection: The Laperouse story re-imagined. The Australian, Aug 1
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Worlds from words. Australian Book Review, Feb(358) pp. 29.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Clinging to hope: Unravelling stories of the Reef. Australian Book Review, March(359) pp. 10-11.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Tony and Vicki Anderson: Theodore Thomson Flynn: Not just Errol's father. Historical Records of Australian Science, 25(2) pp. 364-365.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Oceans of metaphor: exploring the many stranded story of science. Australian Book Review, 363 pp. 22-23.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2013). Big-cat tales create a claws celebre. The Australian, Jun 22 (Review) pp. 25.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2013). Noelene Bloomfield: Almost a French Australia: French-British Rivalry in the Southern Oceans. Historical Records of Australian Science, 24(1) pp. 161-162.
    [10.1071/HR12024] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2013). Raymond J. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel. Transnational Literature, 6(1)
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2012). Alan Powell: Northern Voyagers: Australia's Monsoon Coast in Maritime History. Historical Records of Australian Science, 23 pp. 81-82.
    [10.1071/HR12004]
  • Clode, D. (2011). Stephen Jackson: Koala: Origins of an Icon. Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes: Kangaroo: Portrait of an Extraordinary Animal Icon. Historical Records of Australian Science, 22(1) pp. 186-187.
    [10.1071/HR11005]
  • Clode, D. (2011). Linden Gillbank: From System Garden to Scientific Research: The University of Melbourne's School of Botany Under its First Two Professors (1906-1973). Historical Records of Australian Science, 21(2) pp. 285-286.
    [10.1071/HR10012]
  • Clode, D. (2011). Edward Duyker: Père Receveur: Franciscan, Scientist and Voyager with Lapérouse (book review) Historical Records of Australian Science, 22(2) pp. 308-309.
    [10.1071/HR11013] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2011). Co-operative killers helped hunt whales. Afloat: The Spirit of Australia's Waterways, December(266)
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2010). Colin Dyer, 'The French Explorers and Sydney' (book review) Historical Records of Australian Science, 21(1) pp. 110-111.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2010). Publish or Perish: the need for fire research to be both public and published. Fire Australia, Spring pp. 22-23.
  • Clode, D. (2009). Cool heads will save the day. The Australian, Jan 24-25(Review) pp. 12-12.
  • Clode, D. (2007). Troubled waters: The changing fortunes of whales and dolphins. Environment and History, 13 pp. 247-248.
  • Clode, D. (2006). A left-hand turn around the world. Laterality, 11(6) pp. 508-581.
    [10.1080/13576500600691170]
  • Clode, D. (2017). Mauritius - Paradise Regained. Essays ed. http://zoomorphic.net/2017/03/mauritius-paradise-regained/: Zoomorphic. March 10(8)
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Seeing the wood for the trees. Australian Book Review366 pp. 40-50.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2012). The Last Whale. *Transnational Literature. Transnational Literature5(1)
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2011). Visions from the Fireground. Symbols of Loss and Recovery, pp. 6-8.
  • Clode, D. and Maizonniaux, C.O. (2015). Terres Australes: Rewriting Australia’s French history (with the help of Jules Verne) In Eugen Bacon, Dominique Hecq and Amelia Walker, ed. Writing the Ghost Train: Rewriting, Remaking, Rediscovering. 20th Conference of The Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Melbourne, VIC. Nov 2015.
    [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. and Argent, S. (2016). Choose your own gender: An interdisciplinary approach to studying reader assumptions in second-person adventure stories. Poetics, 55 pp. 36-45.
    [10.1016/j.poetic.2016.01.002] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and Maizonniaux, C.O. (2016). Telling true stories through fiction: Exploring intertextuality in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues and French Pacific travel narratives. Text, 20(2)
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. (2014). This essay mixes styles: Is personal and scholarly. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(2) pp. 307-316.
    [10.1080/14790726.2014.904891] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and Elgar, M. (2014). Fighting fire with fire: does a policy of broadscale prescribed burning improve community safety? Society and Natural Resources, 27(11) pp. 1192-1199.
    [10.1080/08941920.2014.905894] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and Stasiak, M. (2014). Fictional depictions of climate change. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 5(4) pp. 19-29.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. and Harrison, C.E. (2013). Precedence and posterity: patterns of publishing from French scientific expeditions to the Pacific (1785-1840) Australian Journal of French Studies, 50(3) pp. 361-379.
    [10.3828/AJFS.2013.26] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Clode, D. and Nicholls, M.E.R. (2012). Right-wing politicians prefer the emotional left. PLoS One, 7(5) pp. e36552.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0036552] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. (2005). Professional and popular communicators: Norman Wakefield and Edith Coleman. The Victorian Naturalist, 122(6) pp. 274-281.
  • Burns, J.M., Martyres, R.F., Clode, D. and Boldero, J. (2004). Overdose in young people using heroin: associations with mental health, prescription drug use and personal circumstances. Medical Journal of Australia, 181(Supp 7) pp. S25-S28.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Martyres, R.F., Clode, D. and Burns, J.M. (2004). Seeking drugs or seeking help? Escalating "doctor-shopping" by young heroin-users before fatal overdose. Medical Journal of Australia, 180(5) pp. 211-214.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dobbin, M., Martyres, R.F., Clode, D. and Champion de Crespigny, F.E. (2003). Association of benzodiazepine injection with the prescription of temazepam capsules. Drug and Alcohol Review, 22(2) pp. 153-157.
    [10.1080/09595230100100589] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and McDonald, D.W. (2002). Invasive predators and the conservation of island birds: the case of American Mink Mustela vison and terns Sterna spp. in the Western Isles, Scotland. Bird Study, 49(2) pp. 118-123.
    [10.1080/00063650209461255] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M.E.R., Wolfgang, B.J., Clode, D. and Lindell, A.K. (2002). The effect of left and right poses on the expression of facial emotion. Neuropsychologia, 40(10) pp. 1662-1665.
    [10.1016/S0028-3932(02)00024-6] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M.E.R., Clode, D., Lindell, A.K. and Wood, A.G. (2002). Which cheek to turn? The effect of gender and emotion expressivity on posing behaviour. Brain and Cognition, 48 pp. 480-484.
    [Scopus]
  • Elgar, M.A. and Clode, D. (2001). Inbreeding and extinctions in island populations: a cautionary note. Conservation Biology, 15(1) pp. 284-286.
    [10.1046/j.1523-1739.2001.00072.x] [10.1111/j.1523-1739.2001.00072.x] [Scopus]
  • Elkadi, S., Nicholls, M.E. and Clode, D. (1999). Handedness in opposite and same-sex dizygotic twins: testing the testosterone hypothesis. Neuroreport, 10(2) pp. 333-336.
    [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M.E., Clode, D., Wood, S. and Wood, A.G. (1999). Laterality of expression in portraiture: Putting your best cheek forward. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 266(1428) pp. 1517-1522.
  • Nicholls, M.E. and Clode, D. (1996). A failure to produce a left hemisphere advantage through verbal priming. Neuropsychologia, 34(9) pp. 893-904.
    [10.1016/0028-3932(96)00004-8] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. (2015). Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia's Inland Sea. Melbourne, Victoria: Museum Victoria Publishing.
  • Clode, D. (2010). A Future in Flames. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Clode, D. and Argent, S. (2016). Choose your own gender: An interdisciplinary approach to studying reader assumptions in second-person adventure stories. Poetics, 55 pp. 36-45.
    [10.1016/j.poetic.2016.01.002] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and Maizonniaux, C.O. (2016). Telling true stories through fiction: Exploring intertextuality in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues and French Pacific travel narratives. Text, 20(2)
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. and Elgar, M. (2014). Fighting fire with fire: does a policy of broadscale prescribed burning improve community safety? Society and Natural Resources, 27(11) pp. 1192-1199.
    [10.1080/08941920.2014.905894] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. (2014). This essay mixes styles: Is personal and scholarly. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(2) pp. 307-316.
    [10.1080/14790726.2014.904891] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. and Stasiak, M. (2014). Fictional depictions of climate change. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 5(4) pp. 19-29.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Clode, D. and Harrison, C.E. (2013). Precedence and posterity: patterns of publishing from French scientific expeditions to the Pacific (1785-1840) Australian Journal of French Studies, 50(3) pp. 361-379.
    [10.3828/AJFS.2013.26] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Clode, D. and Nicholls, M.E.R. (2012). Right-wing politicians prefer the emotional left. PLoS One, 7(5) pp. e36552.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0036552] [Scopus]
  • Clode, D. (2014). Seeing the wood for the trees. Australian Book Review366 pp. 40-50.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Peer assessor

  • Australia Council for the Arts 2017-2020
  • Australian Research Council 2013

Judge

  • Adelaide Festival of Literature Non-fiction Awards 2016, 2018 (chair)
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for Science Writing 2009 (chair)

Associate/Advisory Editor:

  • The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
  • Australian Book Review

Professional Association Membership

  • Australian Society of Authors (full)
  • Ekidnas (South Australian Children's Writers Association)
  • Historical Novel Society
  • Australian for the Study of LIterature and the Environment-ANZ

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Writing

Interests

  • Bushfires (- Community engagement and preparedness for bushfires, including history of Australian bushfires and Black Saturday)
  • French explorers (- French scientific expeditions to Australia 1750-1850 (including Laperouse, D'Entrecasteaux, Baudin and Dumont d'Urville) )
  • Megafauna (- Australian megafauna and extinction)

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