Expertise and areas of Interest



Research in the fields of children’s book history, narrative analysis, visual literacy, changing social history and pedagogy over 5 centuries, children’s book valuation, thematic book selection and recommendations.

public speaking + critical analysis

Public speaking including critical analysis on topics related to children’s literature and PowerPoint thematic presentations contextualising relevant examples of children’s books within chosen topics. Giving public talks and PowerPoint presentations to academic institutions, art galleries, book collecting organisations, teachers and other educational groups, academic, school and public librarians, U3A groups and other interested societies and groups;

Children's book collection assessment + valuation

Approved to value for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

In addition to valuations for organisations under the Cultural Gifts Program, my collection valuations include those for other book collecting organisations, galleries, clubs and individuals


Advice on the conservation and preservation of individual children’s books.

Indigenous Australian publishing houses, contemporary and historical book recommendations.

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Castlemaine, Victoria
ABN: 81 8687 29310

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