In 2023 Astrid began a co-disciplinary PhD in Journalism/Publishing at the University of Melbourne exploring potential and perceived barriers to publishing and selling climate fiction in Australia.


Edwards, A. (2023). Book Review: Media Monsters: The Transformation of Australia’s Newspaper Empires by Sally Young. Media International AustraliaDOI: 10.1177/1329878X231191301.


June 2023: Chaired the Roundtable on Indigenous Literature in English Education at the Reading Climate Symposium: Interdisciplinary engagement with climate through literature. Panelists included Sandra Phillips, Associate Professor of Indigenous Australian Studies and Publishing Studies at Western Sydney University; Dr Sandra Muse Isaacs, Associate Professor of Indigenous Literature at University of Windsor in Ontario Canada; Declan Fry, writer and critic; and Larissa McLean Davies, Deputy Dean MGSE and Professor of Teacher Education at University of Melbourne.


2023: Received the Fay Marles Scholarship ($120,000 over three years for a student with a disability).

I acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which I live and work.

I respectfully recognise Elders past, present and future.

Sovereignty was never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.