Dr Rosemary Francis

Dr Rosemary Francis

Project Historian

eScholarship Research Centre


Dr Rosemary Francis is an Honorary Fellow in Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest and expertise are 20th-century Australian history, with a focus on oral, feminist and labour history. From 2011-2014, she was the state-based historian for Victoria for the Find & Connect Web Resource project at the ESRC. Prior to her work as a historian, Rosemary taught languages, politics and history at Victorian high schools for 20 years.

Selected Publications

The Australians at War Film Archive [recorded interviews]

Francis, R [Interviewer] 2004, The Australians at War Film Archive, Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Veterans Affairs

Muriel Heagney (1885–1974): Pioneering Labour Woman Leader

Francis, R 2011, 'Muriel Heagney (1885–1974): Pioneering Labour Woman Leader', in Fiona Davis, Nell Musgrove and Judith Smart (eds), Founders, firsts and feminists : women leaders in twentieth-century Australia, eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne

Women Research Leaders in the Australian Learned Academies, 1954–1976

Francis, R 2012, 'Women Research Leaders in the Australian Learned Academies, 1954–1976', in Rosemary Francis, Patricia Grimshaw and Ann Standish (eds), Seizing the initiative : Australian women leaders in politics, workplaces and communities, eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic.