Carolyn is the Faculty’s Program Director of undergraduate and postgraduate Writing courses. This encompasses the Creative Writing and Literature major, Professional Writing and Editing major, Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing), and the Master of Arts (Writing).
She taught Creative Writing, Writing, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Public Relations, and English as a Second Language at Victoria University, Kangan TAFE, and a number of RTOs before joining Swinburne’s Writing Discipline as a sessional in 2004 and then as a permanent staff member in 2009.
Carolyn is a multiple award-winning short story writer. She has also worked as a photographer, journalist, and freelance writer. She also regularly judges literary awards. Her journalism and fiction has been published both nationally and internationally. She has been awarded an ALTC and Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for her teaching in prisons. Carolyn was also the recipient of three internal team research grants, two Faculty teaching Innovation Awards, a Learning Futures grant, and the Faculty Leadership and Service Award for 2017.
Carolyn is the Editor-in-Chief of Other Terrain and Backstory.