Van Ikin

Professor, BA PhD Syd.

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Postgraduate supervision; not taking on new students

Future research

No plans

Funding overview

1991: $1430 grant from the UWA Development Assistance Committee for my teaching exchange with the National University of Singapore.
1994: UWA 75th Anniversary Award

Previous positions

1974-1979: Tutor (part-time) - The University of Sydney
1979-1980: Assistant Lecturer - The University of Sydney
1980-2014: Appointment to the Staff of The University of Western Australia

Current projects

Editing the final issues of the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature (1977- )

Industrial relevance


Teaching overview

Thankfully I no longer undertake teaching.


Australian literature, especially Australian science fiction
Science Fiction



Research expertise keywords

  • Australian science fiction
  • Creative writing
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Australian literature, especially fiction


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