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Menzies Centre for Australian Studies

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Our Director: Dr Ian Henderson

Dr Ian HendersonDr Ian Henderson was born in Canberra and grew up in Melbourne and Tasmania. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2001, before lecturing at Griffith University in Brisbane. He began work at the King’s College London in 2004 and now conducts teaching and research within the Department of English Language and Literature while remaining associated with the College’s Menzies Centre for Australian Studies. 

Dr Henderson’s research has three strands: colonial Australian literary cultures in the long nineteenth century with a particular interest in representations of Aboriginality; the history of nineteenth-century British reading; and Australian film. Between 2007-2010 he was foundation editor of 'Studies in Australasian Cinema'.

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Academic staff

Director of the Menzies Centre

Dr Ian Henderson

Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre

Dr Simon Sleight

Professor of Australian Studies

Professor Carl Bridge

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Peter Kilroy

Menzies Centre & University of South Australia Joint Distinguished Fellow 

 Professor Irabinna Rigney









Menzies Centre & University of South Australia: Joint Distinguished Fellowship

 Joint Distinguished Fellow 2018  Professor Irabinna Rigney


Professional services staff

Menzies Centre Projects Manager

James Baggaley

AHRI Manager

Laura Douglas







PhD candidate

Richard Farrimond

PhD candidate

Sheridan Humphreys

PhD candidate

Helen Idle

PhD candidate

Sonal Kantaria

PhD candidate & Centre Administrator

James Lesh

PhD candidate

Stephen Morgan

PhD candidate

Bartholomaeus Zielinski



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