The Evolution of Storytelling: meet Dr Sandra Phillips

Dr Sandra Phillips

Dr Sandra Phillips

Dr Sandra Phillips is Lecturer in Publishing and Literary Studies, School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty. A former industry-trained book editor, Sandra trained and worked with Magabala Books and University of Queensland Press, and later managed Aboriginal Studies Press. Sandra is active in the Indigenous writing and publishing sectors as a public speaker and as a judge of the annual David Unaipon Award.

After 2012 completion of her PhD in Literary Studies at QUT, Sandra taught in the University of the Sunshine Coast’s English and Indigenous Studies programs, before returning to QUT for her current appointment.

Sandra’s sessional teaching dates back 22 years to 1992 across diverse university and post-secondary settings including University of Sydney Koori Centre, University of Technology Sydney, Tranby College, Eora Centre, and Naamoro Redfern Employment Training Centre.

Sandra also has a background in applied research which includes evaluation of accommodation and education issues and health promotions in the Indigenous space.

Sandra is descended from the Wakka Wakka and Goreng Goreng peoples of Southern Queensland, and is a single mother of three sons who in 2014 turn 21, 20, and 14…..and she is a deadly woman who is one of our guests speakers for The Evolution of Storytelling. 

If you have any questions for Dr Sandra Phillips, then please eel free to leave a comment or go to SLQ’s facebook event page and leave it there!


The Evolution of Storytelling: written lies or spoken truth  

Tues 27 May 2014 – Part of the ‘A Night by the Fire with Aboriginal Storytellers’ series

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Tickets $5 online or at the door.

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