UWA Publishing is on the lands of the Whadjuk Noongar peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

UWA Publishing's activities are overseen by the UWA Publishing Board.


UWA Publishing Board

Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, Chair

UWAP Tony Hughes-d'Aeth Profile

Tony Hughes-d’Aeth is the Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia. His books include Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt (UWAP, 2017) and Paper Nation: The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (MUP, 2001). Tony convened the 2019 Association for the Studies of Australian Literature (ASAL) Conference Perth and is the Director of the Westerly Centre, which publishes Westerly Magazine.


Alex Allan

UWAP Alex Allan Profile

Alexandra Allan has more than twenty years international book publishing experience, having lived and worked in the UK until recently where she held a number of roles including the Global Publisher of DK and the founding publisher of Welbeck Children’s. Alex runs her own publishing consultancy, as Bottlerocket Books, providing project management and editorial expertise for a range of clients.

Alex is a UWA alumni (BA/LLB 1998) and is currently working at UWA in Development and Alumni Relations, as the Associate Director of Advancement Services.


Amanda Davies

UWAP Amanda Davies Profile

Professor Amanda Davies is Head of UWA’s School of Social Sciences and a lecturer and researcher in human geography. With a disciplinary background in geography, Professor Davies’ research focuses on examining Australia's population growth, distribution and patterns of demographic change. Her work also focuses on exploring the social, economic and environmental issues related to rural re-population.

Professor Davies is an applied researcher, working closely with industry and government partners to deliver timely and relevant information to inform policy.


Anas Ghadouani 

UWAP Anas Ghadouani

Anas Ghadouani is Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia. Anas has over 20 years of research and teaching experience in the area of water. Anas is a founding member and past Executive Director of the multidisciplinary Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, and is currently the Chair, Communication, Adoption and Translation in the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource.  He is an expert advisor to a number of organisations and agencies in Australia and internationally. He has also been an editor for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) since 2005. Anas is passionate about strategic research translation and business development.


Elfie Shiosaki

UWAP Elfie Shiosaki Profile

Elfie Shiosaki is a Noongar and Yawuru writer. She is a Lecturer in Indigenous Rights at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She was the Editor of Indigenous Writing at Westerly from 2017 to 2021. She is the co-editor of maar bidi: next generation black writing (2020) and the author of Homecoming (2021).


Jill Benn

UWAP Jill Benn Profile

Jill Benn is the University Librarian at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and has significant experience in the leadership of academic libraries. Jill’s professional interests include learning space design, leadership development, and equitable access to information.  Jill’s commitment to excellence is recognised through the award of Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Lucy Montgomery

Lucy Montgomery profile

Lucy Montgomery is Professor of Knowledge Innovation at Curtin University, where she leads the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative. Her research focuses on the ways in which open knowledge is transforming landscapes of knowledge production, sharing and use. She has been involved in the open access scholarly book space since 2012 and is Research Director of COARD: a not-for-profit consultancy specialising in open access books.  


Owen Davies

UWAP Owen Davies Profile

Owen Davies is the Chief Marketing Officer at The University of Western Australia. In this role Owen is responsible for UWA’s marketing, communications, student recruitment and admissions functions across all International and Domestic markets.
Owen is a commercially astute marketing leader with over 20 years of experience across market research, business analytics, growth strategy, marketing and communications.  Prior to joining UWA, Owen spent over a decade in senior marketing and strategy roles for Crown Resorts, was a Consultant at leading global market research firm Synovate, and held various marketing and business development roles in the technology sector.  Owen has a track-record of delivering marketing plans that have driven strong growth for large Western Australian and national brands.


Sarah Collins

UWAP Sarah Collins Profile

Assoc. Prof. Sarah Collins FAHA has published widely on the relationship between music and literary aesthetics and broader intellectual and political currents in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and Durham University, and has received competitive national grants from funding bodies in the UK and Australia. She has been reviews editor for the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Cambridge UP) and is currently co-editor of Music & Letters (Oxford UP). She has also edited and co-edited numerous collections and special issues.