IMPACT | S3 | Ep 1 | Truth trumps fiction for crime writing PhD
Australian author Rachel Franks was a CQUniversity research student exploring crime fiction when her focused shifted to true crime.
The Sydney-based researcher began her CQUniversity Master of Letters in 2004, then graduated with her PhD in 2011, penning a historical crime novel as part of her work.
Dr Franks shares her research journey, as this series of IMPACT research podcast goes back to where the big questions begin - research higher degrees.
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Now the Coordinator of Scholarship at State Library of NSW, Dr Franks’ latest book An Uncommon Hangman: The Life and Deaths of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard explores a life through stories of the 62 criminals he executed.
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IMPACT is CQUniversity's research podcast, exploring ground-breaking research projects, and their real world impacts. For more information visit cqu.edu.au/research.
In the spirit of reconciliation, CQUniversity recognises this episode was recorded and produced on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in Sydney, and the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin Nation in Melbourne.
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