MA (Tas), PhD (Camb), Grad Dip. Lib (TCAE), FR HistS, HonFPIA
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Born in Hobart, Stefan was educated at the University of Tasmania and Cambridge University in England, where he obtained his Ph.D. Stefan teaches Australian history and supervises Honours and RHD students in various aspects of Tasmanian history.
At UTAS, Stefan serves on the School of History and Classics Postgraduate Committee, the Faculty of Arts Students Complaints Panel, the Academic Senate Students Complaints Panel and the Academic Senate Students Misconduct Panel.
Outside the University, Stefan serves on the Executive Committee of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association, the Executive Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, the Tasmanian Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, the National Archives of Australia (Tasmania) Consultative Forum and the Port Arthur Conservation Advisory Panel. He is an Associate of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Property Rights (Newcastle University). Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Tasmanian Library Advisory Board.
Stefan is the author of four books, has co-edited another book, and written numerous articles on politics, society , law, policing, and health in Tasmanian, Australian, and English history. Stefan's books are:
Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870-1914, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994
Sanatorium of the South? Public Health and Politics in Hobart and Launceston 1975-1914, Hobart: Tasmanian Historical Research Association,1995
Going to The Mechanics: A History of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute 1842-1914, Launceston: Historical Survey of Northern Tasmania, 1998
Ireland and Tasmania 1848: Sesquicentenary Papers, Sydney: Crossing Press, 1998 (edited with Richard Davis)
Hobart 1846-2000: A History of the Hobart City Council (with Alison Alexander) Hobart: Hobart City Council,2008
Please refer to the Full Publications List/WARP Page for further information on Stefan's publications.
Stefan's research mainly focuses on Tasmanian history from the 1820s to the present.
His current projects include the history of policing in Tasmania from 1826, a biography of William Denison and the annotation of selected Tasmanian Supreme Court judgments since 1824. www.law.mq.edu.au/sctas/
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
15 October, 2012