Hello, my name is Hannah Irwin.

I am a freelance writer, content creator, researcher, and creative based in Sydney, Australia, graduating from Macquarie University with a BA (Hons I) in 2012.

With previous experience in writing for both academic and other media publications, I have spent the past several years as a postgraduate student and working as a casual university tutor in the disciplines of Media, Cultural Studies, International Relations, and Advertising.

I am currently working as a contract junior copywriter for The Website Marketing Group, a freelance storyteller for Brilliant Digital, and a social media manager for Dunham+Co and startup Hartwin Hides.

I have experience writing for the arts and culture, medical, education, lifestyle, retail and business sectors in the form of blog posts, news articles, social media updates, website copy, e-books and case studies. I also have experience with SEO, CMS and graphic design (Canva).

If you would like to work with me, please head to the Contact page.

Freelance Portfolio:

Websites/Social Media Management



‘Five new shows you should be binge-watching right now’ Hijacked, September 16, 2016.

‘Strange Marvels: ‘Phase Three’ and the (Rise?) of the Female Superhero’Aphra Magazine, December 1, 2014.

‘Fifty Shades of Fanfiction: The future of publishing or the first sign of a literary apocalypse?’- Counter Culture Magazine, March 30, 2014.


‘An Evening with Noel Fielding’ Aphra Magazine, April 29, 2015.

‘Tim Minchin Live ‘On The Steps’’ –  Aphra Magazine, February 27, 2015.


‘Experimenta presents: Leisa Shelton’ Aphra Magazine, November 15, 2014.

Academic Publications

‘Not of this earth: Jack the Ripper and the development of Gothic Whitechapel’ M/C Journal, Vol. 17 No. 4, August 2014.

‘Trick ‘R Treat: A Celebration of Halloween Trash’ Trash Culture Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, November 2013, pg. 1-4.


‘The land of heart’s desire: Nostalgia and the Irish fairy landscape’, PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 2017.

‘Monster, Magician, Madman: The development of Jack the Ripper and the Gothic city in Ripperature’, BA Honours thesis, Macquarie University, 2012.

References are available upon request.