Van Ikin

Professor, BA PhD Syd.

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

    6009 Perth


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



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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

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


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