Bachelor, Latrobe University, 1992. Bachelor with honours, Latrobe University, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Latrobe University, 1996.
Editor, Black Pepper Publications, North Fitzroy, Australia.
Readings coordinator Boroondara City Council, since 1995. Member Victorian Writers Centre.
Married Ian Douglas McBryde, October 21, 1995. Married Michael Young, November 22, 1981 (divorced July 1990). Children: Jessica Clare, Caleb Michael.