Imelda Whelehan


  • The University of Western Australia (M358), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Imelda Whelehan has published widely in the areas of feminism, adaptation studies, popular culture and women's writing. She has recently co-edited the Bloomsbury Adaptations: Critical and Primary Sources (2022) with Professor Deborah Cartmell. Forthcoming is a co-authored chapter, 'Screening the Australian Novel' (with Claire McCarthy) which will be published in The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel in 2023. She is also writing a monograph, Post-War Adaptations which will be published by Bloomsbury. She has spend many years in research leadership in the UK and Australia and has been Dean and PVC for Graduate Research at the University of Tasmania, The Australian National University and the University of Western Australia. 

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Ethics of Heterogeneity: Anglo American Feminisms, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 24 Jun 1993

Critical Theory, MA, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 31 Oct 1985

English and American Literature, BA (Hons), University of Kent

Award Date: 26 Jul 1984

Research expertise keywords

  • Screen adaptation
  • feminist thought
  • popular culture
  • popular fiction
  • Women's writing
  • adaptation studies


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