Staff profile - Gaylene Perry
Dr Gaylene Perry
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Arts and Education|
|Department:||SCCA Arts & Ed|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 924 46760 +61 3 924 46760|
- Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1995
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
- Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2015
Australian Association of Writing Programs
Fiction Writing & Life Writing - Bachelor, Grad. Cert, MA, and higher research
Bachelor of Arts - Professional Writing major sequence
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.
Creative writing; creative research; creative process and social transformation; creative process and environmental activism; creative process and grief, trauma and despair.
Practice-led research and social transformation
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.