Dr Rachel Robertson is a writer and senior lecturer in Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University. She has a BA (Honours) and MPhil from UWA and a PhD from Curtin University. Her short fiction and essays have been published in journals and anthologies such as Griffith Review, Island, Best Australian Essays, Australian Book Review and Sitelines. Her first book, Reaching One Thousand: a story of love, motherhood and autism, was published by Black Inc in early 2012. She is co-editor with Liz Byrski of Purple Prose, published in 2015. Rachel's scholarly interests include professional and creative writing pedagogy, life writing, Australian literature and critical disability studies.
Professional writing and publishing; creative writing; life writing; critical disability studies; Australian literature