Dr Simone Lyons

Lecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Simone Lyons

Phone: +61 2 6773 1509

Email: slyons8@une.edu.au


Simone’s academic and professional interests centre around writing and editing. She has taught across several writing units at UNE, including WRIT101 The Craft of Academic Writing, WRIT102 Storytelling and Genre Writing, and WRIT313 Editing Skills and Standards. She has also worked in professional writing and editing capacities in Australia and overseas. Simone’s recently completed doctoral thesis explores representations of dogs and human–dog relations in rural Australian memoirs.


Bachelor of Science (Geography) – University of NSW
Postgraduate Diploma in Management – Macquarie University
Postgraduate Certificate in Editing – Macquarie University
Master of Arts (Writing) – University of New England
Doctor of Philosophy – University of New England

Teaching Areas

Academic and professional writing
Editing and publishing

Research Interests

Life writing
Dog narratives
Rural Australian memoir
Australian book publishing


Australasian Animal Studies Association
Australasian Association of Writing Programs