Jennifer has almost 20 years experience in the higher education (HE) sector (universities in Australia & overseas) including Director of research management and operations, senior lecturer in academic staff development and quality assurance. Jennifer’s experience, knowledge of Australian government policy, broad understanding of the comparative HE environment, and experience from active membership of several high-level university committees, coupled with a diverse background enable her to assist, advise and research in a wide range of areas in higher education and history (see publications and presentations).


  • Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies, Deakin University (2018)
  • Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate School of Business, University of New England (2013)
  • Post Graduate Certificate (Assessment & Evaluation), University of Melbourne (2004)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (History), The University of Western Australia. Thesis title: Ideology and Religion: The Missing Link in Explanations for the Rise and persistence of the Zulu State (2001)
  • Master of Arts Preliminary (History), The University of Western Australia (1991)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), Curtin University of Technology (History & Anthropology majors) (1990)

Current memberships

  • Associate Fellow Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM) (2019- 2020)
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (United Kingdom). Elected as fellow 2011− current
  • Professional Historians Association (WA) Inc. (Accredited at Professional Historian Level) 2011 – current
  • Member Royal Western Australian Historical Society – 2017 – current
  • Australian Historical Association: corporate member 2011− current Australian Institute of Management: member 2010−2011. Affiliate member 2011−2019