Dr Kerrie Davies

Dr Kerrie Davies

Senior Lecturer

D.ARTS (Literary Journalism)

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media


Program Director, Masters of Journalism and Communication and PR & Advertising 2021-2024
Convenor and creator of immersive media subjects (UG and PG) and first year journalism incorporating audio and blogging.

Research: new forms of life writing and creative non fiction, and their intersection with new media such as social and virtual reality. 

Creative and Scholarly Research Practice:
Speculative biography to be published by Allen and Unwin in 2025  and I am the author of experimental hybrid auto / biography A Wife's Heart (2017), reviewed nationally as 'groundbreaking' .My research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as  Life Writing, Literary Journalism Studies, the Australian Journalism Review, and more widely in the Conversation, as well as forthcoming  chapters in international publications.
My research has attracted national media impact, and I have appeared at the Sydney Writers' Festival; the Brisbane Writers Festival and the National Folk Festival.
I currently supervise thesis projects in literary journalism / creative non fiction and life writing (biography, memoir)..
My teaching and research is underpinned by over a decade's professional practice in national media publications including the Weekend Australian and Vogue Australia. 




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Davies, K. 2017. A Wife's Heart. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.

Book Chapters

Davies, K & McDonald, M. 2022.  Female “Vagabond” or Stunt Reporter? The Undercover Literary Journalism of Australian Colonial Journalist Catherine Hay Thomson. J.Bak & B.Reynolds (Eds). The. Routledge Companion to World Literary Journalism. Routledge.

Journal Articles 

Davies, K.. 2022.  Crowd Coaxing and Citizen Storytelling in Archives of Crisis, Life Writing. online first.

Davies, K. 2021 Aunt Becky Goes Rogue: De-Celebrification and de-mothering in the college cheating scandal, Operation Varsity Blues. Celebrity Studies. online first.

Davies, K. 2019. The flâneur as a motif of timelessness in auto / biography. Text. online first.

Creative works

Davies, K. 2023. 'The problem is that my success gets in his way': The fraught terrain of literary marriages. 23 June. The Conversation.

Davies, K. 2020.   Hidden women of history: Catherine Hay Thomson, the Australian undercover journalist who went inside asylums and hospitals. 17 January.  The Conversation. 


My Research Supervision

PhD Creative Practice (Life writing)
Cathy Perkins:  Three Scarlet Women: The Lives of Betty Roland, Catherine Duncan and Oriel Gray.

My Teaching

I currently teach  Multiplatform Journalism, News Fundamentals and Masters Online Publication Practice.

I'm available to supervise across literary journalism / creative non fiction,  life writing such as memoir and biography, and other forms of creative writing.