Your Learning Advisors

We are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate about supporting you.

Plus, we’ve all been there before. Whether it's your first semester, or you've started a new degree, or you're up against a challenging task in your postgraduate course, we can relate.

We may not know everything about the specific content of your assignments, but we know a great deal about the skill of academic writing and how to meet the expectations of your assignments.

Meet your learning advisors

Michael writing centre mentor

Hello! I am Michael.

I am the Coordinator of the Writing Centre.

I have a research background in Philosophy, in which I researched the logic and nature of vagueness. I've taught in philosophy and interdisciplinary courses, and I love helping students develop confidence and competence in their thinking and writing.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, playing chess, and reading about political economy. 


Elise writing centre mentor

Hi, I'm Elise.

After completing a double degree in International Studies and Development Studies, Honours in Anthropology and Masters in Linguistics, I am now undertaking a PhD in Linguistics with a focus on English grammar in specific cultural contexts.

My interests include exploring unique places around the world.

Ali - learning advisor

Hi, I'm Ali.

I am currently undertaking a PhD in Anthropology, exploring the lived experiences of refugee supporters in South Australia.

I hold a First Class Honours in Anthropology and a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies (now known as International Development).

I have an addiction to second-hand bookshops and op-shopping in general. When I have some rare free time, I enjoy doing Pilates, working with textiles, painting, reading, and finding new music on Spotify! I am also a passionate defender of human rights, with a particular interest in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.


Michelle writing mentor

Hello! I’m Michelle.

I have a PhD in Creative Writing, a Bachelor of Arts and a First Class Honours in International Studies. I have taught English and Creative Writing at the University.

I love making things up (mostly for creative writing), reading, photography, painting and hanging out with animals.


Anna writing mentor

Hello, I'm Anna.

I completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in experimental and theoretical physics, and am now a postgraduate student researching and writing about high-energy particles.

In my spare time I love hiking, visiting the oldest second-hand bookshops I can find and staying up too late writing short stories.


Renee Gale Writing Mentor

Hello! I'm Renee. I have a BEd and a Grad Cert in Arts, Writing. I am currently specialising in teaching English as a second language (TESOL). 

I am passionate about learning from different cultures, reading, music and supporting other writers.


Tiana Blazevic

Hello! My name is Tiana and I am a research student in Ancient History. My thesis looks at the reception of Ancient Egyptian theology and ritual in late antique Greek philosophy and magic. I like to read poetry, watch Netflix and spend time with my two dogs. I also work at the Adelaide Festival Centre and if you see me around campus humming it is likely a musical number.


Anj Foley

Hello, I'm Anj. I have a Bachelor of Arts in languages, a first class Honours in History (for which I was awarded the Tinline Prize), a graduate diploma in TESOL and an MPhil in Creative Writing. I have taught both French and English in secondary schools and English to adult migrants in the tertiary sector. This year I am continuing with my Diploma in Languages and undertaking 3rd year German studies.

I love learning other languages, travelling, reading history, and writing stories. I also enjoy staying fit. I look forward to helping you at the Writing Centre.


Hi! I'm Emma. As well as being a learning advisor at the Writing Centre, I'm a teaching academic in Public Health. My PhD thesis was on the social significance of alcohol consumption in middle aged populations. I also have an academic background in English, Philosophy, and Communication. In my spare time, I'm a musician, a sailor, a voracious reader, a writer, and a D&D player.