Meet the team

Meet the 2023 Writing Coaches team!

Haoyi Li

Hello! I'm Haoyi. I'm a PhD student in anthropological linguistics, where I study the language and art practices of far northern Australian Aboriginal communities. I love working with students to help them write clearly and succinctly while retaining their own voice. From my own struggles as a student and my experience as a tutor, I will help you avoid common mistakes in academic writing and share strategies to improve. Outside of my PhD, I love coffee, board games, hiking, and going to art galleries. 


Lina Koleilat

Hi, I am Lina. I completed a PhD in CAP, and currently study Law. I am an ethnographer and an historian of social movements, protest and resistance in contemporary South Korea. I enjoy walking, reading and writing and drinking lots of tea. English is my third language, so I understand challenges faced by students who have to write in a language that is not their first. I love writing and I look forward to sharing with you some of the study and writing skills I learned during my educational journey. I have tutored and lectured many classes, but in this role I hope to help and support you to reach your writing and study goals.

Kavya Kalutantiri

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Hello, I'm Kavya. I'm a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural research program. Although I have a keen interest in a variety of disciplines and fields, I consider myself an ethnographer of all things related to food. I'm passionate about academic writing, especially writing creatively and accessibly. So, I would love to share with you the academic skills and strategies I've gained through trial and error over the years. Let's work together to meet your academic goals! In my spare time, I take delight in ikebana, films, hiking and cooking.


Amy Walters

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I am a second year PhD student in English Literature. My dissertation focuses on my favourite writer, the contemporary British novelist Maggie O'Farrell, and it is a great privilege to spend four years immersed in her work. I love working one on one with students, helping with essay structure and the development of ideas. Observing students experience a lightbulb moment when they have a breakthrough in their assignments always brightens my day! Outside of academia I work as a freelance cultural critic and in my spare time I enjoy music, travelling and cooking. 


Tony Edwards

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Hello, I am a PhD student researching Chinese religious, intellectual, and political history from the late Qing to the Republic. Trained in the scholastic discipline of Sinology, my academic background is in Chinese Studies (Mandarin) and Translation Studies (Classical Chinese). I have tutored several courses at the ANU and am passionate about helping students develop their critical thinking and academic writing skills. Outside of academia, my interests include playing the harpsichord, drawing, making cocktails, and reading extensively in a broad range of fields.



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