I am a Research Fellow in History in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Between 2012 and 2015, I was a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of International Studies at Flinders. I have previously held research positions at the Australian Institute of Criminology, the South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research and the Australian Taxation Office.
I am working with Associate Professor Andrekos Varnava, Associate Professor Marinella Marmo, Emeritus Professor Eric Richards and Dr Anastasia Dukova (Griffith) on the ARC Discovery Project 'Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981'. This project aims to historicise the creation and control of ‘suspect’ migrant communities and the restrictions on the further immigration of members of these groups by the British and Australian authorities from 1900-81. The project aims to scrutinise the creation of 'suspect communities' and the policies of surveillance, community control and restricted entry. The expected outcome is to show that such policies and practices did not prevent Britain and Australia from becoming multicultural societies by the 1970s. This will provide a greater understanding of how Britain and Australia’s border control systems have evolved since 1900 and how past historical policies relate to contemporary practices.
2014 - Research Support Grant, School of International Studies, Flinders University ($2000)
2013 - Faculty Research Grant, Flinders University ($6000) (with Dr Andrekos Varnava, School of International Studies)
2011 - David Phillips Travelling Fellowship, Australian Academy of the Humanities
2010 - Faculty Large Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)
2009 - Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowship, Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House
2008 - University Research Budget Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)
2006 - Research Student Conference Travel Grant, Flinders University
2004 - 2007 - Flinders University Research Scholarship, Flinders University
2003 - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University
2003 - Jim M. Main Prize in History, Flinders University
I have taught broadly across the disciplines of history, criminology and law. I have presented lectures and taught tutorials for the following topics:
I am a member of the Australian Historical Association, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Socialist History Society (UK), Society for the Study of Labour History (UK) and the British Scholar Society (US/UK).