Brien, Donna Lee

Central Queensland University
Professor Donna Lee Brien, BEd (Deakin), MA (UTS), PhD (QUT), Grad Cert in Higher Ed (UNE), is Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University, where she supervises doctoral and masters students in creative writing and other creative art forms. She has designed and taught programs in the creative arts in Australia and internationally, including in the UK and Hong Kong, and has won national university teaching awards. Brien’s biography John Power 1881-1943 is the standard biography of this creative expatriate Australian. She is also the co-author of the bestselling trade self-help ‘Girls Guide’ series for Allen & Unwin, and author of more than 20 sole-authored books and exhibition catalogues, and more than 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters.