IASH to bid farewell to Dr Peta Freestone

Dr Peta Freestone is moving on from IASH and her position of Administrative Manager is now open for applications. Peta's last day in post will be Wednesday April 12th.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Peta for her tremendous service to IASH. Along with everyone in the College, I wish her all the best for the future.

In her three years at the Institute, Peta has managed a number of major projects and has developed the office team. She has overseen the day-to-day affairs of the Institute and provided great support for me in my role as Director. Peta leaves IASH having made major contributions to the Institute's communications strategy and with the hugely successful Dangerous Women Project under her belt, with the latter seeing her win a College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science's staff recognition award for Most Effective University Community-building Initiative in 2016.

Peta completed an interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Melbourne, and was at the University of Edinburgh as a Commonwealth Scholar. Between 2006-2014, she worked in various project management and researcher development roles at the University of Melbourne, and won a University Excellence Award for innovation in 2013 for developing writing programmes for late-stage postgraduate researchers. In 2016, Peta was one of the recipients of the Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Award. She has stepped down from her role at IASH to further pursue her work and interests in writing and the writing process in both the creative and the academic contexts.

Having studied, tutored and lectured across a diverse range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, Peta has always had and will retain in the future a deep appreciation of the exciting work of IASH's Fellows and its friends. It has been this appreciation, along with her enthusiasm, dedication and specialist experience, that made Peta such a great asset to the Institute.

From all of us here at IASH: Thank you!

Prof Jo Shaw