Researcher biography

Kim Wilkins is a recognised expert on storytelling, popular literature, and the publishing industry. She is the author of more than 30 full-length works of fiction, and her work is translated into more than 20 languages globally. Her scholarly research centres on creative communities, such as writing groups and fan cultures. She is most recently the author of Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and 21st-Century Book Culture (with Beth Driscoll and Lisa Fletcher), which outlines a new theory for understanding popular fiction through its related industrial, social, and textual pleasures and processes.

Kim is also passionate about working with partners and has recently undertaken funded research on technology foresight with the Commonwealth Department of Defence, and with a series of regional councils for the Linkage Project 'Community Publishing in Regional Australia'. Since 2019, she has served a range of leadership roles, including in the HASS Office of the ADR, and the UQ Graduate School. She is Academic Director of the newly established Research Centre in Creative Arts and Human Flourishing.

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