She was born in London and grew up in Redcliffe in the 1970s and 80s.
Kim is the author of more than forty mass-market novels, including her debut horror novel, The Infernal (1997), which won Aurealis Awards for both horror and fantasy. She has been published in twenty languages. She also writes general women's fiction as Kimberley Freeman.
Professor Kim Wilkins was educated at the University of Queensland. She has a first class honours degree in literature (1998), an MA (2000) and a PhD (2006). She was awarded the University Medal for academic achievement in 1998 and is currently an Associate Professor there in writing and publishing studies.
Her scholarly research centres on creative communities, such as writing groups and fan cultures. She is most recently the author of Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and 21st-Century Book Culture (with Beth Driscoll and Lisa Fletcher), which outlines a new theory for understanding popular fiction through its related industrial, social, and textual pleasures and processes.
Kim is also passionate about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies, and is currently undertaking funded research on technology foresight with Dr Helen Marshall for the Commonwealth Department of Defence. She leads creativity workshops for academics in other disciplines, to help them imagine different perspectives on research problems and their stakeholders, and has worked on teams researching digital health, defence innovation, and zero net emissions in agriculture. Since 2019, she has served a leadership role as Deputy ADR in the Faculty of HASS, with a special interest in research training and HDR strategy.
Kimberley Freeman official website: https://kimberleyfreeman.com/
Kim Wilkins is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: