Susan Wyndham named SSSHARC Journalist-in-Residence

5 December 2019
Alumnus and Sydney journalist joins the University of Sydney
The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) has appointed journalist and University of Sydney alumna Susan Wyndham to a role as its inaugural Journalist-in-Residence.
Headshot of Susan Wyndham. Credit: Nicola Bailey.

Susan Wyndham. Credit: Nicola Bailey.

Based in the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SSSHARC aims to advance landmark interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences and beyond by providing researchers with innovative platforms to approach and solve problems, such as pop-up research labs, huddles, ultimate peer reviews and retreats.

“As our Journalist-in-Residence, Susan will spend the next six months producing a series of articles that will tell the story of SSSHARC and the diverse research projects undertaken during our first three years of operation,” said Associate Professor Julia Horne, SSSHARC Director for Semester 2, 2019.

Susan, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) from the University in 1980, said it was a pleasure to be back on campus, and to have the opportunity to champion the humanities and social sciences.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the important role that the humanities and social sciences play in addressing real-life pressing issues facing the world,” she said.

“I hope I can use my journalistic experience to translate scholarly ideas and concepts into accessible forms of expression that are widely read in the University of Sydney community and beyond.”

About Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham was the literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald until 2017. Since leaving the Herald, she has been freelancing as a journalist, book reviewer, moderator of literary events and judge of book awards.

In her career as a journalist she has been editor of Good Weekend magazine, New York correspondent for The Australian and a deputy editor of the Herald.

She is the author of Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist, editor of My Mother, My Father: On losing a parent, and has edited and contributed to several other books.

Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC)

We use innovative and collaborative approaches to problem solving within the humanities, social sciences and beyond.

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