Professor Susan Carson

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication

Personal details


Academic Lead Learning & Teaching
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication


Cultural Tourism, e-trails, Australian literature, Literary tourism, Modernism, Postgraduate pedagogy


Other Language, Literature and Culture, Other studies in Human Society, Performing Arts and Creative Writing

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


  • PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Dr Susan Carson is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Studies discipline in the Creative Industries Faculty. Sue has two key research streams, being postgraduate teaching and Australian writing and cultural studies. Sue has won two Category 1 grants from the Office of Learning and Teaching (Australia) (2013; 2014) and in 2013 she won a national citation from the OLT for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Her current research focus is in cultural tourism with a specific interest in digital and community engagement with the practices of cultural tourism. Sue leads the Creative Industries Cultural Tourism research group and publishes internationally in the field of cultural tourism studies. This research combines Sue's prior work experience in information technology with her recent research in Australian culture and writing.  She is a specialist in women's writing namely the work of Charmian Clift, Christina Stead and Eleanor Dark and continues to publish on Australian literature.  Sue supervises a range of postgraduate students, most of whom are creative writing and cultural studies scholars.


Sue teaches undergraduate programs in creative writing and literary studies, chiefly in 20th century literature, popular culture and science communication. In 2013 Sue won an Australian Award for University Teaching : being a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for "Leadership in pioneering an innovative, staged, developmental, practice-led program for undergraduate, Honours, and postgraduate students in creative industries, leading to enhanced student success. Sue is now a Professor in the School of Communication where she is Academic Program Director. She supervises PhD candidates researching in the fields of creative writing and Australian studies, and has supervised doctoral and masters candidates to completion. Sue is a Level 3 Mentoring Supervisor.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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