Position:
 
Honorary Research Associate Professor
 
Contact Details:
 
Email: r.sullivan2@uq.edu.au
 
Qualifications:
 
BA, University of Queensland, Majors in History and English
MA, University of Queensland
MEd, James Cook University of North Queensland
PhD, James Cook University of North Queensland

Publications:
  • ‘The Queensland Irish Association: Origins and Consolidation, 1898-1908’, Queensland Historical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 5, May 2014, pp. 401-415.
  • ‘Archbishop Duhig and the Queensland Irish Association: exploring connections’, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, Vol. 34, 2013, pp. 44-55 (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘Ian Alexander Christie Wood’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 3, 1962-1983, eds. Ann Millar and Geoffrey Browne, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2010, pp. 296-304.
  • ‘Ronald Edward McAuliffe’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 3, 1962-1983, eds. Ann Millar and Geoffrey Browne, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2010, pp. 365-370.
  • ‘William Lennon (1849-1938): a North Queenslander of ‘perpetual contradictions’?’, Trisha Fielding ed., Sir Robert Philp Lecture Series, Number 4, Townsville City Council, Townsville, 2009, pp. 38-56.
  • ‘An Unlikely City: The Making of Literary Brisbane, 1975-2001’, By the Book: A Literary History of Queensland, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia Qld, 2007 (with Todd Barr).
  • Words to Walk By: Exploring Literary Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia Qld, 2005 (with Todd Barr).
  • ‘Thomas William Crawford’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 2, 1929-1962, ed. Ann Millar, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2004, pp. 329-333.
  • ‘John Valentine MacDonald’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 2, 1929-1962, ed. Ann Millar, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2004, pp. 348-353.
  • ‘William George Thompson’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 2, 1929-1962, ed. Ann Millar, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2004, pp. 353-357.
  • A Walker’s Guide to the Gold Coast: Beenleigh to the Border, Pemros Publications, Gold Coast, 2002 (with Peter Meggitt).
  • ‘Ronald Gerald Kern’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol 15, 1940-1980, ed. John Ritchie, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 10-11.
  • ‘Myles Aloysius Ferricks’, The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol 1, 1901-1929, ed. Ann Millar, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp.120-124.
  • ‘Philippine Studies at James Cook University: A Retrospective’, Pilipinas, A Journal of Philippine Studies, No.31, Fall 1998, pp.1-7.
  • Policy Debates in Federal Election Campaigns, 1972-1996, Research Paper No.10 1997-1998, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 1997.
  • ‘Americanism and the Politics of Health in the Philippines, 1902-1913’ in Philanthropy and Cultural Context: Western Philanthropy in South, East, and Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century, eds Soma Hewa and Philo Hove, University Press of America, Lanham, 1997, pp.39-64. (With R. C. Ileto).
  • ‘“My Fighting is My Business”: Towards a Biography of George Barnes, Australian Boxer’, Sporting Traditions, vol. 12, no. 2, May 1996, pp.49-59. (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘It Had to Happen’: The Gamboas and Australian-Philippine Interactions. Discovering Australasia: Essays on Philippine-Australian Interactions, eds Reynaldo C. Ileto and Rodney Sullivan, Department of History and Politics, James Cook University, Townsville, 1993, 93-116. Republished in PILIPINAS A Journal of Philippine Studies, No. 19, Fall, 1992, pp.93-105.
  • Exemplar of Americanism: The Philippine Career of Dean C. Worcester, Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, Number 36, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1991. (Philippine Edition by arrangement, New Day Publishers, Quezon City, 1993).
  • ‘Americanism Versus Filipinism: A Perspective on the Politics of Health in the Philippines’, Kabar Sebarang, 21, 1991, pp.18-33.
  • ‘Cholera and Colonialism in the Philippines’, Disease, Medicine and Empire: Perspectives on Western Medicine and the Experience of European Expansion, eds Roy MacLeod and Milton Lewis, London, Routledge, 1988, pp.284-300.
  • ‘Matthew Reid’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, eds Geoffrey Serle and C. Cuneen, vol.11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp.355-366.
  • ‘William Lennon’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, eds Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, vol.10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp.75-76.
  • ‘The London Dock Strike, the Jondaryan Strike and the Brisbane Bootmakers’ Strike, 1889-1890’, The Big Strikes: Queensland 1889-1965, ed. D. J. Murphy, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1983, pp. 47-64. (With R.A. Sullivan).
  • ‘The Maritime Strike, 1890’, The Big Strikes: Queensland 1889-1965, ed. D. J. Murphy, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1983, pp. 65-79.
  • ‘The Pastoral Strikes, 1891 and 1894’, The Big Strikes: Queensland 1889-1965, ed. D. J. Murphy, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1983, pp.80-99. (With R.A. Sullivan).
  • ‘Albert Hinchcliffe’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, eds Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, vol.9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp.302-303.
  • ‘George Kerr’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, eds Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, vol.9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 576-576.
  • ‘Gilbert Casey’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle eds, Vol. 7, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp. 586-587.
 
Centre for the Government of Queensland, The University of Queensland
  • Co-interviewer for twelve former parliamentarians in Queensland Speaks project, 2011-12.
  • Chairman, Trade Union Oral History Committee, Witness to Change: Queensland Unionists since 1960 project, 2013-4.
  • Co-interviewer for eight subjects in Trade Union Oral History, Witness to Change: Queensland Unionists since 1960, 2013-14.
  • ‘Queensland Trade Unions, 1880s-1914: strikes, structures and politics’, paper presented to the Summer Scholarship Program, Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland, 28 November 2012 and 27 November 2013 (with Robin Sullivan).
 
Conferences, Community Participation:
 
  • ‘Sectarianism versus Inclusion: The Brisbane Irish Community, 1896-1928’, paper presented at Conflict in History, The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, 7-11 July 2014, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘Irish Imprints on Brisbane’, 1890s-1940s, presentation to the Chapel Hill Probus Club, McLeod Golf and Country Club, Mt Ommaney, Brisbane, 18 March 2014 (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘Brisbane’s Most Brilliant Club’? The Queensland Irish Association, 1898-1928, paper delivered to the 'The Ends of Ireland' conference of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Friday, 6 December, 2013 (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘From O’Doherty to O’Shea: The Queensland Irish Association and its History to 1910’, presentation to the Queensland Irish Association, The Tara House, Brisbane, 22 November 2013 (with Robin Sullivan).
  • ‘The Queensland Irish Association, 1898-1922: Symbols, Stresses and Successes’, paper delivered to the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics History Seminars, University of Queensland, 28 September 2013 (with Robin Sullivan).
  • Thematic Introductions, The River: A History of Brisbane, Museum of Brisbane Exhibition, 6 April 2013-27 January 2016 (with Todd Barr).
  • William Lennon (1849-1938): a North Queenslander of ‘perpetual contradictions’? Sir Robert Philp Lecture Series, Number 4, CityLibraries, Thuringowa, 22 September 2008.
  • Author on Brisbane Writers Festival Literary Walk, sponsored by the University of Queensland Press on Friday 30 September 2005. Conducted by Ross Clark and based on Words to Walk By: Exploring Literary Brisbane.
  • ‘Writing Biographies of Queensland Senators’, Lecture to the Lyceum Club, Brisbane, 4 August 2003.
  • Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Pilipinas, a Journal of Philippine Studies, 1989-2004.
  • Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies, Modern History State Review Panel, 1995-1998.
  • President, North Queensland Branch of Australian Institute of International Affairs, 1991-1998.
  • Member, National Executive of Australian Institute of International Affairs, 1992-1994, 1997-1998.
  • Developer and Convenor, The Young Diplomat Project. A North Queensland international citizenship program for secondary schools sponsored by James Cook University, Education Queensland, Australian Institute of International Affairs and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1995-1998.
 

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