Gemma Nisbet

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  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Gemma Nisbet is a writer and academic living and working on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia in mid-2023, researching objects, memory and the personal essay. She has a professional background in travel journalism, and has taught Creative Writing and English & Literary Studies at UWA and Curtin University, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at UWA. Her work has appeared in publications including Westerly, TEXT, Australian Book Review, AXON, Meniscus, and The West Australian.

Her first book, The Things We Live With: Essays on Uncertainty, was published by Upswell in October 2023. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Creative Writing, PhD, The Things We Live With: Essaying the Active Memory Object, The University of Western Australia

Jun 2019Jun 2023

Award Date: 1 Jun 2023

External positions

Sessional academic, Curtin University

28 Feb 2020 → …

Industry keywords

  • Creative Arts
  • Communications


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