Dr Liz Rushen

Portrait of Liz Rushen

Dr Liz Rushen is the Chair of the History Council of Victoria. 

Liz joined the Council in 2012 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2013. She is an Adjunct Research Associate in the School of Historical Studies at Monash University and has been awarded a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship for 2018-19. Liz has served on the boards of many history and heritage community organisations and is a former Executive Director of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Liz has published widely in the field of business communications, as well as a social history of Melbourne’s Bishopscourt (2013) and many books in the field of migration history including Single & Free: female migration to Australia 1833-1837 (2003, second edition 2011), Colonial Duchesses: The migration of Irish women to New South Wales before the Great Famine (2014) and her most recent book, co-authored with Kathy Gibson, is Anastasia: from Callan to Stockyard Creek (2017).