Dr Grace Chipperfield

Academic Language and Learning (ALL) Teaching Specialist Academic

Learning and Teaching Innovation

place Bedford Park (203)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Grace Chipperfield is a Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer in Academic Language and Learning (Teaching Specialist) at Flinders University. She completed her PhD in creative writing in 2020, which took the form of a collection of essays on author David Foster Wallace and his fans. She is on the board of the International David Foster Wallace Society and an associate editor for The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies. She has also taught in English and Creative Writing topics for the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.


PhD (Creative Writing), conferred 15 December 2020. Flinders University.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) (Hons) (First Class) (H1), 2014-2015. Flinders University.

Diploma in Languages (Spanish), 2010-2013. Flinders University.

Honours, awards and grants

Fulbright 2017/18 Postgraduate Scholarship, Australian-American Fulbright Commission 2017

Development Grant, Flinders University Student Association 2017

Flinders University Academic Internship Program, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University 2017

Reserve Candidate, Fulbright 2016/17 Postgraduate Scholarship, Australian-American Fulbright Commission 2016

Competitive Postgraduate Conference/Workshop Grant, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University 2016

Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, Australian Federal Government 2015

University Medal, Flinders University 2014

Teaching interests

Creative Writing


Contemporary fiction

Literary theory/criticism


Short Stories

Life Writing


Creative non-fiction

Teaching experience:

ENGL1101: Approaches to Literature

ENGL1102: Literary Interpretations

ENGL2140: Epochs of English

ENGL2131: Twenty-first Century Literature, Texts and Contexts

ENGL3210: Prose Fiction Writing

CREA3101: Prose Fiction Writing

English for Academic Purposes

Foundation Studies Program

Military Academic Pathway Program

International Academic Preparation Program

Coordination experience:

The Intensive Foundation Studies Program