Associate Professor Richard Scully

Associate Professor Richard Scully is the elected Academic Staff representative on UNE Council.

Associate Professor Scully was born in Melbourne and educated at Xavier College (1991-98). He discovered an early passion for History (and Doctor Who, before it was cool) and holds a BA (Hons) and PhD from Monash University (2004 & 2008). Richard was awarded the Ian Turner Memorial Prize for his BA (Honours) thesis (2003) and the J. D. Legge Prize for the best overall result in fourth-year History (graduated 2004). While studying for his PhD (awarded 2008), Richard worked as a sessional tutor, Associate Lecturer, and Lecturer, in History and International Studies.

Richard came to UNE at the beginning of 2009 as Lecturer in Modern European History, pursuing his interests in teaching the 1789-2000 period, and his main areas of research interest (the cultural history of Anglo-German relations; the Great War; and the political cartoon).

In 2012, Richard was awarded DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) by the Australian Research Council (ARC), to explore the global history of political cartoons (funding for 2013-2015 inclusive). He has subsequently mentored Early Career Researchers in competitive grant-writing. In 2014, he was a visiting Scholar at the Flinders University of South Australia and accepted as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. For further information on Associate Professor Scully’s research engagement and interests, teaching areas and professional affiliations, please refer to his staff profile.

Richard is father of two boys, and committed to maintaining fair work/life balance in academia. An NTEU member, Richard is committed to UNE’s long-term sustainability as an employer of world-class teachers and researchers, and an enduring pillar of the New England. Richard has served on UNE’s Academic Board, and the University Research Committee. He is presently a board-member of St Albert’s College.