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Research Biography

Emeritus Professor Jeri Kroll was the inaugural Dean of Graduate Research. She has published on Samuel Beckett, creative writing research and pedagogy, research higher degrees, contemporary literature and children's literature. Past President of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, she has written over twenty-five titles for adults and young people (two Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Awards). Recent critical books are 'Old and New, Tried and Untried': Creativity and Research in the 21st Century University' (Common Ground 2016) and Research Methods in Creative Writing (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Creative Writing: Drafting, Revising and Editing is due from Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. Recent creative books are Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems and Vanishing Point (verse novel), a staged reading of which took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 'Page to Stage' Festival and a full production at George Washington University in 2014. A winner in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the complete book was published by Puncher and Wattmann and shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. She is studying for a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong.

Research Interests

Creative Arts Practice-led Research, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Creative Arts Supervision, Creative Arts Higher Degrees, Creative Writing in a Second Language, Poetry, Verse Novels, Children's Literature, Cross-arts Collaboration, Professional Writing and Editing

Supervised Students Successes

  • Mar 2018 Annette Marner - Wakefield Press Adelaide Festival of Arts Unpublished MS award for PhD Novel
  • Mar 2018 Sharon Kernot - The Art of Taxidermy verse novel published by TEXT
  • Jan 2018 Molly Murn - Book contract for novel
  • Mar 2015 Margaret Merrilees - Flinders rep at the Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy. This symposium showcases 'the most outstanding PhD projects to have emerged from the Creative Arts in Australia and New Zealand over the past decade'.
  • Oct 2014 Margaret Merrilees - The First Week, shortlisted for Barbara Jefferis Award
  • Oct 2013 Margaret Merrilees - The First Week, published by Wakefield Press
  • Mar 2013 Margaret Merrilees - The First Week, winner of Adelaide Festival Unpublished MS Award
  • Sharon Kernot - Wakefield Press Unpublished MS Award. Underground Road published by Wakefield Press, October 2013.
  • Benjamin Chandler - Quillblade published by Random House, 2010.
  • Molly Murn - Diamond Jubilee Bursary (co-winner), Federation of Australian University Women, 2012.
  • Molly Murn - Winner of Varuna Writers' Centre Publishing Fellowship, 2013.
  • Benjamin Chandler - Beast Child published by Random House, 2011.
  • Benjamin Chandler - Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship.
  • Sam Franzway - Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship.
  • Katrina Finlayson - Runner-up, Best Postgraduate Paper, 2012 Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Creative Writing Practice-led Research (10)
  • Contemporary Poetry (2)
  • Young Adult Fiction (2)
  • Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Reverse Adaptation (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Practice-led Research/Life Writing (1)
  • Writing and Cultural Studies (1)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • Creative research higher degree supervision
  • Creative arts
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Verse novels
  • Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
  • Creative writing research higher degrees
  • Creative writing, novels
  • Creative writing, short stories
  • Education, creative writing in higher
  • Contemporary literature
  • Creative writing, poetry
  • Creative writing, pedagogy
  • Creative arts practice-led research, creative writing pedagogy


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