Dr Kiera Lindsey is an award-winning historian based at UTS where she is a Senior Research Fellow conducting an ARC DECRA on speculative biography and historical craft. Kiera has published national and international academic book chapters and journal articles on nineteenth-century history, historical craft and biography. In 2016 she published her first speculative biography, The Convict’s Daughter, which has been described as ‘fearlessly blazing a new path through history and fiction’. Kiera is working on a second speculative biography concerned with colonial artist and republican, Adelaide Ironside, and she is also working on an edited collection on Speculative Biography, both will be published in 2021. She has presented masterclasses nationally and internationally, been a consultant and on-camera historian on television, a regular guest on ABC Radio National and is currently an executive member of the History Council of New South Wales.