Eileen is a Research Associate of the Australian Studies Institute. She has recently been Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Australian Studies, King’s College London (2016-2017), where she was also Menzies Foundation Fellow (2015) and Rydon Fellow (2014).
Books that Eileen has written include
Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London (2018)
Awakening, Four Lives in Art (2015)
Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days in December 1962 (2013)
Book Life, The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell (2012)
Degenerates and Perverts, The 1939 Melbourne Herald Exhibiton of French and British Contemporary Art (2005)
Awards that Eileen’s books have received include the Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award (United Kingdom), and The Australian History Prize, New South Wales History Awards. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association Magarey Medal for Biography; the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Waverley Library Award for Literature; and Vance and Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Eileen has authored a number of entries for the The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Chronicle, 1769-2018 (2018), Australian Dictionary of Biography (2012-2019) and Australian Book Collections (2013). Journals to which she has contributed include History Australia; MODERNISM/modernity; and the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. She has also written for The Weekend Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Invitational public lectures she has given include those delivered to the Singapore Armed Forces Veterans League, Singapore; the Heritage of Malaysia Trust, Kuala Lumpur; The Australian and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts, London and, on several occasions, to the Sydney Writers’ Festival. She has made frequent radio appearances.
Eileen’s PhD was awarded by the University of New South Wales in 2012 for her doctoral thesis Cultural Philanthropy: David Scott Mitchell and the Mitchell Library.
Eileen reads history broadly and writes about Art, Cultural, and Urban History; Turning-points in Art and Society; and Visualising Modernities.