Our people

Our people

Dr Tanya Evans


Dr Tanya Evans

Dr Tanya Evans specialises in family history, motherhood, poverty and sexuality. She is passionate about researching ordinary people and places, incorporating them in her research, and the construction of historical knowledge.

Associate Professor Shawn Ross

Co-Deputy Director

Associate Professor Shawn Ross

Associate Professor Shawn Ross is an expert in digital research methods, including archaeology, oral history, and archival history. He leads a major e-research infrastructure project funded by NeCTAR (NCRIS), ARC LIEF, and NSW Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) awards.

Co-Deputy Director

Dr Mark Hearn

Specialising in the role of history in public policy, Dr Mark Hearn researches industrial relations policy, business history and the Centenary of Federation.


Dr Rowan Tulloch

Dr Rowan Tulloch lectures in digital media and video gaming. His research considers how technological and cultural logics are embodied within practices of interactivity.

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

Dr Michelle Arrow is a cultural historian in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations. She focuses on the history of Australian popular culture and on the representation of history within it.

Dr Alison Holland

Dr Alison Holland graduated with a PhD in history from the University of New South Wales in 1999. Her thesis explored humanitarian advocacy around Aboriginal human rights and the reform of Aboriginal affairs across the middle decades of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the life, work and ideas of Mary Bennett (1881-1961).

Professor Sean Brawley

Brawley completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales in 1992. His thesis examined foreign relations and Asian immigration to Australasia and North America, and became his first book The White Peril: Foreign Relations and Asian Immigration to Australasia and North America (UNSW Press, 1994).

Peter Edwell

Research Interest: Roman Eastern Provinces in Late Antiquity. Treasurer for the Society for the Study of Early Christianity

Dr Emily O'Gorman

Emily's research focuses on past, current and future river and wetland knowledge and management; and, approaches to weather and climate in the sciences from the nineteenth century to the present.

Associate Professor Malcolm Choat

Malcolm's research focusses on issues of authenticity and forgery in the study of history, with a focus on fake artefacts (especially papyrus manuscripts), and the issues for the practice of history raised by authentication practices and discourses of authenticity.

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