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Dr Amanda Gardiner

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the 2014 Magdalena Prize
  • Second place award in the National 5RP Competition for 'Sex, death and desperation: Infanticide in colonial Western Australia (1829-1901).
  • Short Listed for the 2016 Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) PhD Award.
  • 2016 member of Westerly's Writers' Development Program.
  • Highly commended in the 'Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival' 2016.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2014.


Recent Research Grants

  • The spaces between us: Interdisciplinary, practice-led research into colonial Western Australian infanticide,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2016 - 2018,  $30,000.
  • Intelligent and Lively: A creative research collaboration between Edith Cowan University and Westerly Magazine,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 1,  2016 - 2017,  $12,737.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Gardiner, A., (2015), Wet their bones with sweat and blood, knit their bones with me: Reflections on arts-based research into colonial Western Australian child murder (1829-1901). Outskirts Online Journal,  32 (May 2015), online, Perth, WA, University of Western Australia.
  • Gardiner, A., (2014), It is almost as if there were a written script: Child murder, concealment of birth, and the unmarried mother in Western Australia. M/C Journal A Journal of Media and Culture, 17(5), Online, Online.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Taylor, J., Stevenson, K., Gardiner, A., Ryan, J., (2013), Overturning the Sudden End: New Interpretations of Catastrophe. M/C Journal, Volume 16, No. 1, Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Gardiner, A., (2016), The Spaces Between Us. The Spaces Between Us, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.
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