Associate Professor Danielle Clode

1993 …2024

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Research Biography

Danielle is the author of several literary non-fiction books. She studied psychology and politics at Adelaide University, before completing a doctorate in zoology at Oxford. Since then she has worked as a freelance author, researcher and editor across a wide variety of science and humanities disciplines, publishing in fields as diverse as aged care, portraiture, genetics, drug addiction, history and creative writing. She has taught writing at Melbourne University and creative non-fiction at the Victorian Writers Centre before moving to Flinders in 2011. Her books include Voyages to the South Seas and A Future in Flames. This year she has published The Wasp and the Orchid, a biography of the nature writer Edith Coleman (Picador) and a children's book From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons (Museums Victoria).

Research Interests

Current supervisions:

Associate Supervisor - Rachel Spencer (Creative Writing PhD) - Biography/True Crime


Principal Supervisor - Dan Moss (Creative Writing PhD) - Realist fiction
Principal Supervisor - Monika Stasiak (Creative Writing PhD) - Dystopian fiction
Principal Supervisor - Katie Clark (Creative Writing PhD) - Historical fiction
Honours supervisor - Wendy Otero - Nature writing
Associate Supervisor - Sandra Lindemann (PhD) - Life writing
Associate Supervisor - Annette Marner (Creative Writing PhD) - Literary fiction
Honours Supervisor - Shari Argent - Science fiction and adventure stories

Student awards and publications:

Susan Double (2015 Creative Arts Project, Flinders University)
 Essay: Beautiful Contrivances, Australian Orchid Magazine, Feb 2016, Best Australian Science writing 2016, NewSouth Books
 Award: Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing runner-up, 2016
Michele Jarldom (2014 Communication Skills for RHD Students)
 Article: What can Ruby do with a camera? Qualitative Social Work, 2016
 Book: Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers, Palgrave Pivot Series 2018
Wendy Otero (2013 Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Award: Langhorne Creek Writers Prize 2014
Jacqui Lawson (2012 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Short Story: €˜Chasing the beast' page seventeen Nov 2012
Casey Sloan (2012 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Flinders University)
 Short Story: €˜The boy with a hole in his heart' Midnight Echo Nov 2012
Loretta Smith (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Book: Biography of Alice Anderson, Hachette 2019
Kate James (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Book: Believe in yourself and do what you love, Affirm Press 2014
Petrina Dakin (2009 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Book: Memories Book €“ the RMH Kiosk AuxiliaryVolunteers Royal Melbourne Hospital 2009
Lindy Alexander (2008 Victorian Writers Centre Year of Non-fiction)
 Award: Grace Marion Wilson Award for Creative Non-fiction 2010

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Creative writing (3)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Creative writing (2)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Creative writing

Supervisory Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Science communication
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Environment


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