Kay Nankervis is an actor, broadcaster and playwright who worked in a variety of media positions before entering academia fifteen years ago. She's had acting roles in film, on stage and in television drama, been a broadcast journalist with ABC, SBS and commercial networks in Australia and Great Britain and has worked as a senior producer on a number of flagship ABC programs.
Since joining CSU Kay has written and seen to production a number of stage-plays, completed an MA in creative writing/scriptwriting and had central performance roles in stage and film productions based in the Central West. Kay has published journal articles and presented at conferences on theatre-making, critical whiteness, representations of First Nations Australians, broadcast journalism, playwriting and on communication pedagogy (including issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education).
Kay is nearing completion of a PhD exploring the role of the non-Aboriginal playwright seeking to include First Nations perspectives in her writing.