Observers & Advisors
Professor John Gascoigne (History, University of New South Wales)
BA (Sydney), MA (Princeton), PhD( Cambridge). Professor Gascoigne teaches widely in Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European society, the Enlightenment and exploration of the Pacific. His research interests are in: European-Pacific contact (1763-1842), Sir Joseph Banks, James Cook and Australian colonial culture.
Dr. Ros Prosser (Media, University of Adelaide)
Phd (Gender Studies) (2006) University of Adelaide MA (Writing) (1996) University of Technology Sydney BA (1990) (Communications) University of South Australia. Ros joined the Discipline of Media in 2007. Her research interests are: visual culture, writing, fictocriticism, water, subjectivity and digital media.
Dr. Anthony Page (History, University of Tasmania)
Anthony Page joined the School in 2002 as Lecturer in European History at the Launceston campus. During the mid 1990s he researched a doctorate in British history under the supervision of Professor Wilfrid Prest at the University of Adelaide. 1999-2001 was spent as an English & SOSE teacher at Broadford Secondary College in Victoria. In 2000 he was invited to present a paper to the annual 'International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World', hosted by Bernard Bailyn at Harvard University. In December 2005 he hosted the Australasian Modern British History Association (AMBHA) biennial conference in Launceston. Anthony is Reviews Editor for the journal Enlightenment and Dissent.
Dr. Sharon Crozier - De Rosa (Deakin University)
Sharon Crozier - De Rosa is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute. Her main research interests are: Victorian and Edwardian women; popular culture; and, a history of emotions. She is also interested in children in State care, having co-authored a volume of history on that topic for a recent South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry. She has taught in various history topics including those centring on culture in Victorian England, approaches to world history and Australian social history. She also has extensive experience in university administration, managing and completing Course Review processes and reports, and undertaking course marketing and student course counselling.
Dr. Katherine Ellison (English, Illinois State University)
Dr. Katherine Ellison holds a PhD in 18th-Century Literature and Culture from Emory University. Katherine teaches Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British and Transatlantic Literature at ISU with a focus on print culture, media theory, archival research methods, the theory of the novel, and women writers. Previously, she constructed a virtual 1920s Harlem in Second Life using skills in graphic design acquired at Emory where she also worked on other digital projects including the 'Electric Poetry Portal' and 'The Civil War in the Illustrated London News'. She is writing a book on the narrative and poetic conventions of cryptography manuals from 1641 through the eighteenth century, which have influenced today's digital coding practices in platforms like Second Life.
Dr. Chad Habel (Centre for Learning and Professional Development, University of Adelaide)
Dr. Chad Habel completed his PhD in English Literature at Flinders University in 2006. His research focussed on ancestral narratives and identity in the work of Irish-Australian authors Thomas Keneally and Christopher Koch, which has now been published as a book entitled Ancestral Narratives. His current role involves coordinating and teaching in the Student Development Program at the University of Adelaide. His research interests also include social media in education.
Dr. John Willison (Centre for Learning and Professional Development, University of Adelaide)
John is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Learning and Professional Development, coordinating the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education for academics from all faculties at the University of Adelaide. This work has lead to rich and varied collaborations on various aspects of curriculum design and assessment, within the university, at the national level and internationally. John's principle research interest centres around the ways that academics conceptualise and implement the explicit development of their students' research skills in content-rich courses.
Dr. Paul Sendziuk (School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide)
Paul Sendziuk is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and Monash University. He specialises in Twentieth-Century Australian History and International History, with particular interests in post-war immigration, public health and the history of disease.