My research focus is on the communication and sustainability of scholarly data in digital/networked environments, in particular, through my role as Chief Investigator on LP120200367 (‘The Trailblazing Women and the Law Project‘, 2012-16) and work on LP100200304 (data management and publication of The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, 2010-14), on the collecting, collating and curating of personal, private and public domain biographical, archival and bibliographical data and its publication online in an age of waning privacy.
My multi-disciplinary research training and experience – in art history, professional writing, archival science and cultural informatics – has given me an understanding of both the historical and technological aspects of research. I have significant experience at working in collaborative research teams using digital technologies, with particular emphasis on building resilient contextual information frameworks, exploring the challenges and requirements of mapping cultural heritage in digital/networked environments and the transfer of knowledge between researchers, memory institutions and the community.
I have worked as exhibition designer and collaboratively as information architect on the Australian Women’s Archives Project’s online Register since its inception in 2000. The Register was the first external online resource of significance harvested into the National Library of Australia’s national online discovery service, Trove.
I completed an MA on the Australian artist Thea Proctor in 1994, presented at the ‘Art and Life’ seminar accompanying the 2005 Proctor retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery and worked as research assistant to Ann Galbally for her monographs on Redmond Barry and Charles Conder. At the eScholarship Research Centre I am also responsible for the research, content development and creation of online publications on a diverse range of subjects.
My first book, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Stamps, was published by Atlantic Books, London, in 2006.
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