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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.