I am currently completing a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD study examines the history of the women’s refuge movement in regional New South Wales from the late 1970’s through to the early 2000’s. My research uses oral history to explore how women working and volunteering in regional refuges supported women in their local communities who were experiencing domestic violence, how they raised awareness about this issue and how these organisations have evolved over time.

I have been studying at Macquarie University since 2012. I have completed a Bachelors of Arts with a Diploma of Education, graduating in 2016. I then undertook a Master of Research, graduating in 2018. My Master’s thesis examined the life writing of female Holocaust survivors who emigrated to Australia in the post-war period.

In 2017, I interned for the History Council of New South Wales and in 2018 took up a paid position as the Council’s Administrative Assistant. I am currently on the editorial committee of History in the Making, a journal specialising in the promotion and dissemination of the best historical research produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students around Australia. I currently live on the Central Coast in New South Wales, when not working on my PhD study, I am working casually as a high school history teacher.

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