Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Founding Editor

Professor Schultz is a member of the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research and chairs the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She sits on the editorial board of The Conversation and is a member of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Pool of Peers.

She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year.

She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC and Grattan Institute, and chaired and been a member of many advisory boards with a particular focus on education, journalism and creativity, including the Centre for Advancing Journalism, A Companion to the Australian Media, the National Cultural Policy reference group and the Queensland Design Council.

Karen Hands




Karen Hands, General Manager

Karen has worked as an arts manager at Queensland Writers Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Queensland Theatre Company. She has a Master of Arts in Cultural Leadership and a PhD from Griffith University.




John Tague, Managing Editor

John Tague worked as a journalist for twenty-five years in London, contributing to the Independent on Sunday, BBC Radio Four, The Times Literary Supplement and the NME among many others. In Australia he worked for Australian Associated Press and the ABC before joining Griffith Review. John has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds and an MA (Modern Literature: Studies in Fiction) from the University of East Anglia.





Jerath Head, Assistant Editor

Jerath Head is a writer and editor with more than five years experience across various projects and fields. His writing has been published in Kill Your DarlingsGriffith Review and New Philosopher, and numerous arts and culture publications in Australia and Ireland. He was the co-editor of Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back, and also works as an occasional research assistant and content contributor for Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub. Jerath has a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing).






Lauren Mitchell, Editorial Assistant

Lauren Mitchell studied literature and journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Queensland and is now working towards a Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing), also at UQ.

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