My writing integrates science and art

because I think the most exciting things happen in the space between disciplines, where perspectives and experiences differ. Through my creative, academic, and collaborative work, I want to unsettle assumptions about human bodies, behaviours, and societies and improve the way science is communicated. 

My debut novel, The Breeding Season, explores the evolutionary basis of suicidal reproduction (which I study in my scientific life) within the context of a marriage between a scientist, Elise, and a writer, Dan. The book is represented by Gaby Naher and was published by Jane Palfreyman at Allen & Unwin in September, 2019.

2nd Place, The Writer, "Let There be Light" competition, 2018

Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by AGNI)

Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by Creative Nonfiction)

ASA Emerging Writer Mentorship (with Krissy Kneen), 2018

Winner, VU Overland Short Story Prize, 2017

Best Australian Essays, 2017 (edited by Anna Goldsworthy) and reviewed here

Varuna Residential Fellowship, 2017

AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship (with Alice Sebold), 2016 

Shortlist, New Philosopher Writers' Prize, 2015


THE BREEDING SEASON (Allen & Unwin, September 2019)


Published Stories

"Eclipse," in The Writer, March 2019*

“The Storm,” in Griffith Review, February 2019

"Love for Love's Sake," in NOON Annual, March 2018

"Breeding Season," in Overland, October 2017*

"Exorcism," in Monkeybicycle, April 2015

*prize winner

Published Essays

“Out of the Pipeline and into the Gig Economy” in Nature, forthcoming

“Who is Science?” in WQ Magazine, September 2019

Here’s What I Lost and What I Discovered in the Process of Surviving Breast Cancer” in The Guardian, September 2019

"Write Fiction to Discover" in Nature, May 2018

"Pluripotent," in Creative Nonfiction (the Adaptation issue), August 2017

"Breakup Tips," in AGNI online, February 2017

Untitled Tiny Truth, in Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2015

"The Burning Truth," in Peppermint Magazine, Spring 2013

Published Poetry

"Birthday Cake," in Literary Mama, March 2018


"Pluripotent," anthologised in Best Australian Essays, November 2017

Relevant Academic Publications

Creating Stories of Science,” in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, vol 27(6): 45-49.