I am currently a PhD Candidate in English at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. My topic is still not set in stone, but the final submission will comprise a historical novel and an accompanying critical component.

My novel is called Release and is set in 1890s Melbourne. It focuses on the committal of a young woman to a lunatic asylum and the community she finds within its walls.

My critical component will also look at female relationships and community within Victoria’s lunatic asylums.

Posts about my research can be found under this tag.