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Professor Mein Smith joined UTAS in the School of Humanities in March 2013.
Professor Mein Smith's recent research focuses on the Australian-New Zealand relationship. She began as a specialist in health history, and arrived to teach at the University of Canterbury in 1992 after lecturing at Flinders University.
In 1998, she took a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre in Italy, where she worked with Professor Donald Denoon from ANU to write A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific for the Blackwell History of the World series.
Since then, Prof Mein Smith has been writing overview history, having completed several major works, including A Concise History of New Zealand (2005, 2nd ed. 2012) and Remaking the Tasman World (2008). The latter book was a result of a Marsden Grant she received from 2003-2006 to develop a project entitled 'Anzac Neighbours: 100 years of Multiple Ties between NZ and Australia'.
Following the success of Remaking the Tasman World, she received an Australian Prime Ministers' Centre Fellowship in 2009.
Professor Mein Smith has been the Director of the New Zealand Australia Research Centre at Canterbury, an inter-disciplinary centre first established as an output of the 'Anzac Neighbours' project.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
7 February, 2014