Staff profile - Gaylene Perry

Staff image

Dr Gaylene Perry

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Communication & Creative Arts
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446760 +61 3 92446760
Email: gaylene.perry@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University,
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007


Affiliations

Australian Association of Writing Programs


Academic

Teaching Interests

Fiction Writing & Life Writing - Bachelor, Grad. Cert, MA, and higher research degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Professional Writing major sequence


Expertise summary

I am a writer and artist. My seven-year-old daughter calls me a 'writist' and I think that may be what I am. I like to write in three-dimensions as well as in books: writing as and in sculpture; writing as and in dance; writing that moves. My book, Midnight Water: A Memoir (Picador 2005), was shortlisted for the National Biography Award. My research interests and expertise include creative process and social transformation; creative process and environmental activism; creative process and grief, trauma and despair; creative research.

Knowledge areas

Creative writing; creative research; creative process and social transformation; creative process and environmental activism; creative process and grief, trauma and despair.


Research

Research projects

Practice-led research and social transformation


Research interests

Creative writing & creative arts theory & practice; practice-led research.

Creative process and social transformation

Creative process and environmental activism

Collaborative and interdisciplinary research within the creative arts.

Creative arts & therapeutics, particularly relating to grief and trauma.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/91147/Dr-Gaylene-Perry


Page custodian: External Relations Group
Last updated: