Education & qualifications 

2016: Ph.D. (Performance Studies), School of Media Culture & Creative Arts, Curtin University, Australia.

2012: B.A. Hons I (Performance Studies), School of Media Culture & Creative Arts, Curtin University, Australia.

2007: B.Ed. (Theatre Studies & Music), School of Teacher Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

 employment history 
 Awards & Scholarships 

2015 “Best Poster” at UCLA Center for the Study of Women annual graduate conference “Thinking Gender”
2015 CUPSA Conference Grant
2014 Curtin University Research Performance Index Grant (Humanities)
2013 CUPSA Conference Grant
2013 Common Ground Publishing Graduate Scholar Award
2012 Australian Postgraduate Award
2012 Curtin Research Scholarship

 residencies & fellowships 

2014-2015 Visiting Scholar at The University of Maryland College Park, Department of Women’s Studies. Hosted by Dr. Catherine Schuler.

2018: Drama & Music Specialist, Montessori International College, Forest Glen, QLD, Australia. 

2017: Stage Manager, Company| E, Washington DC, USA.

2016/17:Artistic Consultant (The Owl Tones Show Choir), The Woods Academy, Bethesda MD, USA


2016/17: 2nd Violin, St Mark’s Players Pit Orchestra, Washington DC, USA.

2015/17: Teaching Artist/Director, Imagination Stage, Bethesda MD, USA.

2015/17: Music Director/Stage Manager, ArtStream Inclusive Theatre Companies, Silver Spring, MD, USA.


2015/16: Sessional Lecturer, Dept. of Women’s Studies, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.


2012-2016: APA Supported Doctoral Candidate, School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.


2007-2010: Teacher of Music & Performing Arts, Townsville Grammar School, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

 teaching & creative practice fields 

– Grade Early Years to Grade 12 Music & Performing Arts/Drama
– Play writing and devising original work for the stage
– Directing
– Stage Management
– Youth Actor Training
– Script editing
– Instrumental performance (Violin)

 research interests 

– Intersections in queer and heterosexual identity
– Gendered performance and gender performativity
– Drag history and contemporary iterations
– Performance and performativity on networked publics
– Heterofemmes, high-femininity and feminist camp performance modes

- Creative Arts Pedagogy