Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. Recent publications include Researching Creative Writing (Frontinus, 2015), Art and Human Rights: Contemporary Asian Contexts (Manchester UP, 2016), and the OUP bibliography entry for Bourdieu (2017). Her poetry includes Stolen Stories, Borrowed Lines (Mark Time, 2015), Sentences from the Archive (Recent Work Press, 2016), and Moving Targets (Recent Work Press, 2018). She is Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery project ‘So what do you do? Graduates in the Creative and Cultural Industries’ (DP160101440).
Donna Lee Brien, BEd (Deakin), GCHEd (UNE), MA(Prelim) (USyd), MA (Writing) (Research) (UTS), PhD (QUT), is Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University, Australia. With her Masters and PhD theses in the area of non-fiction creative writing, Donna has authored over 20 books and monographs and over 300 refereed published journal articles, book chapters, scholarly conference papers and creative works. Donna is co-editor of Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, and Past President of national peak body, the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Her latest books are Forgotten Lives: Recovering Lost Histories through Fact and Fiction (with Dallas J. Baker and Nike Sulway, Cambridge Scholars 2017), Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice in Australasia (with Quinn Eades, UWAP 2018) and The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food (with Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Routledge 2018). She has been working collaboratively since 2012 on arts and health and wellbeing-related research.
Cassandra Atherton is a prose poet and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature. She was a Harvard Visiting Scholar in English 2015–16 and a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo in 2014. She has published 17 critical and creative books and has been invited to edit six special editions of leading journals. Cassandra is the successful recipient of many national and international grants including a VicArts grant (2015) and an Australian Council Grant (2016). Her most recent books of prose poetry are Trace (2015), Exhumed (2015) and Pika-don (2018), and a coedited collection of scholarship on the atomic bomb, The Unfinished Bomb: Shadows and Reflections (2017). She is the current poetry editor of Westerly magazine and is co-writing a scholarly book, Prose Poetry: An Introduction with Paul Hetherington for Princeton University Press.