Mentoring Approaches: One-on-One Mentoring, Group Mentoring, Peer mentoring, Online Mentoring
Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.
I am a female classicist with an accent who believes in intertexuality and ancient cosmopolitanism. I have worked in the fields of ancient comparative religion and ritual, Hellenistic and Augustan literature, ancient philosophy and its reception in early Christianity. I feel the need to vary my main texts as my research evolves although the key concept that underpins my work remains the negotiation of ritual elements in ancient cultural agendas. Since my PhD graduation in 2002, I have published extensively and applied successfully for a number of research grants.
A notable moment in my career has been teaching a very successful lecture on ancient mythology with a piece of baby poo dangling from my hair: formative! Almost as formative as winning 2 university women’s grants which allowed me to increase my publications’ rate and maintain it at a high level.
Thus, for me, mentoring is about fostering self-belief and individuality.
I am willing to mentor across all disciplines in a way that suits the mentee, particularly in the areas of general career progression and advice and research. She has the capacity to mentor a maximum of two mentees at any stage.