I welcome the opportunity to supervise Honours and postgraduate research in the areas of environmental history, urban history, rural history, and the history of science. I am especially interested in topics relating to Australia, its connections with the wider world, and the means by which these connections were developed. These connections might involve people and ideas, commodities and resources, or plants, animals and microbes, across all sorts of terrains, climates, and spaces from the eighteenth century to the present. I am also interested in how these stories might be shared beyond the academy, and the possibilities that public history offers for communicating narratives of environmental change.
I currently co-supervise Joanna Lee, who is researching the environmental history of British Malaya, and Phoebe Tang, who is undertaking a comparative history of water management in Hong Kong and Melbourne since the 1800s.