Assoc Prof Lesley Hawkes

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Research Training Coordinator, School of Communication

PhD (University of Queensland)

Lesley is Associate Professor in Professional Communication in the School of Communication. Her PhD “Representations of the Railway in Australian Literature” was completed at the University of Queensland in 2005. Her areas of interests are spatial understanding in relation to literary texts and cultural studies (with a focus on Australian fiction). She teaches across a wide range of units (from Shakespeare to Youth Fiction to Popular Fictions). Lesley is a highly experienced PhD and MA supervisor and has 20 completions in HDR. She is also a highly experienced Honours supervisor. She has supervised university medalists and outstanding thesis award winners. She supevises practice-led and traditional research students. She was Postgraduate Subject Area Co-ordinator for the discipline of Creative Writing and Literary Studies for 5 year (2012-2016). Lesley is currently Undergraduate SAC for Professional Communication.

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