Dr Danielle Clode

Senior Research Fellow

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

Danielle is a creative writer and interdisciplinary researcher.

Research expertise

Danielle is a creative writer and interdisciplinary researcher.

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GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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. This year she has published The Wasp and the Orchid, a biography of the nature writer Edith Coleman (Picador) and a children's book From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons (Museums Victoria).

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Adelaide University 1989
DPhil Oxford University 1993
Honours, awards and grants

2018 The Nib Waverly Library longlist - The Wasp and the Orchid
2018 Max Fatchen Fellowship, Adelaide Festival Awards - Tellurian Blue
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
Creative Writing
History
Zoology
Research interests

Current supervisions:

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

Completions:

Principal Supervisor - Monika Stasiak (Creative Writing PhD) - Dystopian fiction
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: Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers, Palgrave Pivot Series 2018
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
Loretta Smith (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
  Book: Biography of Alice Anderson, Hachette 2019
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
Creative writing
Science communication
Higher degree by 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
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