Researcher biography

Kim Wilkins is a recognised expert on creative practice, 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 interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies, and is currently undertaking funded research on technology foresight with Dr Helen Marshall for the Commonwealth Department of Defence. She leads creativity workshops for academics in other disciplines, to help them imagine different perspectives on research problems and their stakeholders, and has worked on teams researching digital health, defence innovation, and zero net emissions in agriculture. Since 2019, she has served a leadership role as Deputy ADR in the Faculty of HASS, with a special interest in research training and HDR strategy.

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