Dr Clare Archer-Lean | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Clare Archer-Lean

PhD Qld.UT, BA(Hons) Qld.UT, BA UNE, Grad Dip Ed. Sunshine Coast

  • Senior Lecturer, English
  • HDR Coordinator
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
+61 7 5456 5029
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Clare Artcher-Lean



Professional memberships

  • Australian Universities Heads of English Association (executive member)
  • Australasian Animal Studies Association (executive member)
  • International Australian Studies Association
  • The Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
  • Social Alternatives (journal) Short Story Editor


  • Early Career Researcher Award, Faculty of Arts and Business, USC (with Dr Anna Potter) 2012

Professional Social Media

Potential Research Areas for HDR and Honours Students

  • Sustainability and Arts

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year Focus of research
Evaluation of how various stakeholders and the public value and expect to interact with Fraser Island’s dingoes Dr Clare Archer-Lean (PI) Queensland’s Department of Information Technology, Science, Innovation and the Arts: Fraser Island Dingo Research Program (A$24,527) 2015 The research will identify points of conflict in relation to dingo habitat and visitor sites, and recommend how to manage overall expectations about how people interact with the animals

Research areas

  • Australian Fiction
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Human Dimension of Wildlife Management

Teaching areas

  • Literary Animal Studies
  • Critical Human Animal Studies
  • Australian Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • First Nations’ Writing

Dr Clare Archer-Lean's specialist areas of knowledge include English literature, cross-cultural studies, Indigenous literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, post-colonial literature, human animal studies and eco-criticism

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