BA(Hons), MA ATh, PhD, AThR
Sheridan is Associate Professor at Western Sydney University, where she leads the Master of Art Therapy and graduate program in counselling. She trained as part of the first WSU art therapy cohort in 1993-94. Sheridan worked for many years in community agencies and independent practice with individuals and families, particularly those dealing with the effects of abuse. She is interested in feminist, narrative and postcolonial approaches to therapy. Sheridan is a published poet whose doctoral and post-doctoral work explores the relationships of discourse, subjectivity, ethics and aesthetics in art therapy, narrative therapy and approaches to social research.
DipTeach, AdvDipTranspersonalAThR, GradCertAThR, MAppSc (Social Ecology), PhD, AThR
Catherine is a nationally awarded arts-based experiential educator, and now an arts therapist in private practice. She has thirty-five years professional experience in creative education and for fifteen of these was Senior Lecturer in Social Ecology in the School of Education at Western Sydney University. Her interests there were in arts based research and pedagogy with a focus on voice/ silence and education as social justice. Catherine’s sole authored popular press book from her PhD shared the stories of women growing up in families with a mother with a mental illness. She co-edited the first social ecology book in Australia, is published in scholarly books and journals, as well as in poetry and narrative anthologies and has exhibited her mixed media artworks in solo and community exhibitions. Catherine teaches into the Master of Art Therapy at Western Sydney University.
Prof Doc, CAT, AThR
Stacey is an academic working at The MIECAT Institute, Melbourne Australia. In this capacity, she is involved in teaching in the Masters programme, co-ordinating practicum subjects within the program, and supervising Doctoral students. Stacey has previously worked as an arts therapist with children experiencing grief and loss. Her current interests involve exploring emergent content in process of arts making and the intersubjective relationship between artist and materials. Within this, is the collaborative relational aspect of engaging lived experiencing using multi-modal art forms to inquire into what is meaningful which drives Stacey’s work practice and research interests.
PhD MAAT(Clinical), MEd PGDip(Adult Ed), BA(Hons)(Drama), AThR
Deborah is senior lecturer in Arts Therapy for Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. Her arts therapy practice draws on 15 years’ experience as drama and adult education lecturer, lifeskills/AIDS educator and counsellor, and community developer for the South African University and Health sectors. Following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010/11 (New Zealand), she spent several years providing arts therapy for quake-affected adults and children and gained her PhD through the University of Auckland for a thesis exploring this work. She has published in ANZJAT, presented at various conferences in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand and is currently writing two book chapters.
BA, MA, MFA
Vic has over twenty years experience working as a graphic designer and runs a design company called Dragonfly Design. She managed ANZATA / ANZACATA’s communications from 2008 to 2019, including coordinating and designing ANZJAT. She also guest tutors students in design aspects for research projects and is well-versed in academic writing and referencing. Vic is also an artist and has completed an MFA at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
BMus, LTCL, GradDipEd&Pub, MArtAdmin, PhD
Belinda is a freelance editor, writer and researcher based in Melbourne. She is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) and specialises in publications on museums and collecting, music, architectural heritage, art history, Australian history, medical history, biography and memoir.
Rigel Sorzano is in the last year of a PhD in Art History, at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on the interaction between art, craft and design, and she has been involved in all those areas as a writer, a proofreader and as a maker.
To contact the editorial team please email Vic Segedin.