Mentoring Approaches: One-on-One Mentoring, Group Mentoring
Emeritus Professor in Classics at the Australian National University
I began my post-university career as a high school teacher. Simultaneously and in subsequent years (I resigned from teaching to have children—who would do that these days?) I began the study of Ancient Greek. By good fortune, however, I promptly fell into a casual Latin-teaching role at the ANU. It was then that I felt the attraction of university-level teaching.
On completion then of a Master’s and a PhD (in Homeric poetry) I held a number of casual/fixed term/part-time positions at the ANU. After seven or eight years of this uncertainty I was offered a continuing position, which I held until 2015. As a Homerist with a particular interest in memory I have published a couple of books and have edited a couple more. I have published many articles. Although I am now retired I continue my research; and I supervise postgraduate students.
I am able to mentor within the discipline in a way that suits the mentee and specifically on general career progression. I have the capacity to mentor a maximum of two mentees at any stage.