Associate Professor Sheridan Linnell
BA(Hons), MA ATh, PhD, AThR

Dr Sheridan Linnell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, where she leads the Master of Art Therapy and graduate program in counselling. She trained as part of the first UWS 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.

Joint editor

Dr Catherine Camden-Pratt
DipTeach, AdvDipTranspersonalAThR, GradCertAThR, M.App.Sc (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.

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Jill Segedin

Jill Segedin has over twenty years experience working as a graphic designer and runs a design company called Dragonfly Design. She has managed ANZATA’s communications since 2008, 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. Jill is also an artist and has completed an MFA at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

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Constance Ellwood
BA, DipEd, Grad Cert TESOL, MEd, PhD

Dr Constance Ellwood had a long career teaching ESL and Academic Literacy before starting a small business, Publishing in English (, focused on supporting academics to publish. As well as mentoring academic writers, she provides copy editing and indexing, and leads workshops in Writing for Publication.

Belinda Nemec
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

Rigel Sorzano is in the second 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. 

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