Key Research Expertise: Creative writing (including playwriting); practice-led research; performance and installation studies; arts-based and creative methods; humour studies


Current Position: Vice-Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University 

A late-blooming paracademic, Peta was awarded a Masters Degree in Playwriting from QUT in 2012. This gave rise to an epic new text, THINGS THAT FALL OVER: AN ANTI-MUSICAL OF A NOVEL INSIDE A READING OF A PLAY, WITH FOOTNOTES, AND ORATORIO-AS-CODA. 

In 2017 Peta was awarded a PhD from RMIT University, where she is now a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media & Communication. She brings playwriting & theatre-making skills to bear in quest of new methods for communal conversation and collaborative practices that invite embodied experience, sensory immersion, and the witnessing afforded by live encounter in performance. 

Performed essays,  secular rituals and playful interventions united under the concept of meaningful irreverence create counternarratives and open new possibilities  in times of uncertainty and ease the way through major life transitions.