Professor Sarah Holland-Batt

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Creative Writing

Personal details


Professor (CW & LS)
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Creative Writing


Poetry, Fiction, Ekphrasis, American Literature, Australian Literature


Performing Arts and Creative Writing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • Master of Philosophy English (Writing) (University of Queensland)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (New York University)
  • BArts Hons Class I (Literary Studies) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Australian-American Fulbright Alumni Association
  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL)
  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)


My leadership in learning and teaching is defined by its transformative capacity to foster collaborative communities among students, and has been recognised with a national AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for Future Leader in the Humanities. I have played a pivotal role in shaping QUT’s Creative Writing offerings, teaching into, coordinating and contributing to the design of 10 undergraduate courses, ranging from large compulsory core courses to a capstone seminar program. My approach to curriculum design provides embedded opportunities for students to develop enterprising and collaborative skills, preparing them for entry into the rapidly evolving writing and publishing industries. Course Coordinator:

  • KWB215: Dangerous Ideas: Contemporary Debates in Writing
  • KWB212: Poetry and Poetics
  • KWB333: Advanced Practice 3
  • KWB332: Advanced Practice 2
  • KWB232: Advanced Practice 1
  • KWB313: Novel and Memoir


  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing

Teaching and Lecturing Staff:

  • KWB302: Novel and Genre
  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • KWB303: Writing and Publishing Industry


Selected publications

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