The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Julie McIntyre

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Julie McIntyre (Director) is a historian whose research on agriculture and environments has focused on how the growing, making, selling, drinking and export of Australian grape wine provides a window to changing identities, landscapes and science. Her research intersects with Aboriginal history and, more recently, new histories of capitalism. She is interested in open social scholarship to bring research to broader audiences. Dr McIntyre is an instigator of international wine studies. She held the 2018 State Library of NSW Merewether Fellowship and a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholarship at the University of California, Davis. She is writing a new history of Australia for Princeton University Press with the working title Forever Country, to be published in 2023.

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra

Professor of Urban Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra (Deputy Director) is an urban sociologist who examines the relationship between rural-urban space migration and the kind of world this creates, particularly in the borderlands of India.

Professor Victoria Haskins

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Victoria Haskins' key research interests are in gender, labour and cross-cultural relationships. She has published widely in the area of Indigenous domestic service histories and colonization, and utilizes comparative and transnational approaches to history.

Professor Marguerite Johnson

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Marguerite Johnson is an ancient history and classical languages researcher who preserves and shares the great works and ongoing legacies of the ancients. One of her projects researches the influence of antiquity on Australia's colonial period.

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Hedda Askland is an anthropologist currently conducting an ethnographic study in the Upper Hunter and Mid-Western regions, in which she explores people’s connection to place, their lived experiences of environmental and social change in the context of development.

Professor Ray Siemens

Global Innovation Chair - Digital Humanities
Office PVC - Education and Arts

Professor Ray Siemens is the University of Newcastle’s Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities and an international leader in the field that combines computing technologies with traditional humanities topics.

Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Emeritus Professor Craig's research interests are in Renaissance literature and, broadly speaking, the application of computer science to the humanities, especially via the analysis of large language samples.

Professor Lyndall Ryan

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Lyndall Ryan is a distinguished scholar with expertise in Aboriginal, Australian and Feminist history. She has a particular interest in documenting violence in colonial frontiers.

Associate Professor Jesper Gulddal

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Gulddal is researching crime fiction and movement control including passports, borders and immigration law from the point of view of literary history.

Associate Professor Bill Palmer

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Bill Palmer is a specialist in Oceanic languages, who investigates the significance of dying languages on multiple levels.

Associate Professor Gillian Arrighi

Associate Professor
School of Creative Industries

Dr Gillian Arrighi is a researcher in the fields of Circus Studies, Childhood Studies, and Performance Pedagogy. She is behind a study that investigates the benefits of recreational circus training, with her current focus on the contribution of professional child actors to global theatrical circuits.

Dr Helen English

Senior Lecturer - Music/Casual Once Off Payment
School of Creative Industries|Student Central

Dr Helen English is a musician who's overarching research focus is on Music and World-Building. Her interests are in music practices in the 19th century, music communities today, Australian music, social justice and equity, and music education.

Dr Kate Ariotti

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Kate Ariotti is a historian who specialises in studying the Australian prisoners of war of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

Dr Julia Coffey

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Julia Coffey’s work includes diverse research interests including the sociology of health and the body, gender, youth, education and development in academic and corporate environments.

Dr Kiwako Ito

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Kiwako Ito studies the effect of prosody, or rhythm and melody in speech and how people respond to it. Research on prosody is an important focus in many disciplines including Linguistics, Speech Pathology, Education, Psychology and Computer Science. Ito’s own empirical research into how people respond to the emphasis in speech is focused on children with developmental disorders, aging adults and hearing impaired individuals.

Dr Erin McCarthy

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Digital humanist and literary historian Dr Erin McCarthy looks to the literature of the past to help us understand our own culture. She specialises in the histories of reading and the book.

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing is an environmental historian and her primary research area is Australian environmental history, in particular human animal relations, with a secondary interest in the history of Newcastle.

Dr Justin Ellis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Justin Ellis is a lecturer in Criminology. His research examines the impact of digital technologies on trust in public institutions. His current focus is the scrutiny of public order policing through sousveillance within the LGBTIQ+ community in Sydney. His broader research focus is on the impact of digital technologies on institutional accountability and responsible government.

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr. Timothy Stanley researches philosophical and historical aspects of the world’s religions. His current projects investigate the history of religious books as well as religion in deliberative democratic theory.