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Dr Catherine Padmore Head of Dept Creative Arts and English, English

Dr Catherine Padmore was awarded her PhD in creative writing in 2002, and she has taught literary studies and creative writing at La Trobe since 2005. Her first novel, Sibyl's Cave (Allen and Unwin, 2004) was shortlisted for The Australian/Vogel Award and commended in the first book category of The Commonwealth Writers' Prize (south-east Asia and south Pacific region). Catherine has been awarded two retreat fellowships at Varuna, the Writers' House, and in 2014 she was short-listed for their Publisher Introduction Program. She has novels-in-progress about Amy Dudley and Levina Teerlinc. Her short creative works have been published in The Review of Australian Fiction, Island, The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing, The Big Issue, The Australian, Dotlit, Antithesis, and in anthologies. Catherine's scholarly work has been published in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Writing in Practice, Australian Literary Studies, TEXT, JASAL, Life Writing and Lateral, with chapters in edited collections.

2019: School of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Excellence Award: Excellence in Higher Degree Researcher Supervision.
2018: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (with Hester Joyce and Tonya Stebbins).
2016: Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award.


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