Emma Campbell Historian

Emma Campbell joined the Memorial as a media relations officer in 2006 after working as a journalist in Australia and overseas. She moved to the Military History Section in 2011 as a writer and researcher, and was managing editor of the Memorial's military history magazine, Wartime, from 2013 to 2017. She has delivered talks to the public and the media, and publishes regularly in Wartime. In 2013 she was the recipient of an Australian War Memorial Research Advisory Group research grant for her project “The Canteen Brigade: Australian women and the canteens which nourished the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916–1918”.

Emma’s research interests include the history of commemoration, the history of the Australian War Memorial, women and war, auxiliary services of the First World War (Australian Comforts Fund, Red Cross, YMCA, Salvation Army, etc.).  She is currently working on a biography of Dame Alice Chisholm, who fed hundreds of thousands of soldiers in Sinai-Palestine in the First World War.

Key publications

The Last Post: a ceremony of love, loss and remembrance at the Australian War Memorial, NewSouth Books, 2018.

“Changi today” in The Changi book, Lachlan Grant (ed.), NewSouth Books, 2015.

Halfway to Hell”, Wartime, 57, 2012.

"Medal for Maryang San", Wartime, 56, 2011.

"Hot patrols in a cold war", Wartime, 56, 2011.