Reef & Leaf Pty Ltd


Academic and research consultancy services in the areas of:

Regional Arts and Culture

Social, Cultural and Multicultural Psychology

Principals: Stephen Torre BA PhD Qld & Nerina Caltabiano BA PhD JCU

Professor Stephen Torre taught Literary Studies and Creative Writing at James Cook University for 35 years. His research areas were in Australian Literature, the short story, Modernist and Avant-Garde literature and art, and writers and writing in the Tropics. He was the founding editor of etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics. He was executive director of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, the chair of the Foundation’s judging panel for the annual Colin Roderick Award, and is now a Life Governor of the Foundation. Stephen is the patron of Tropical Writers Inc, and was a member of the program advisory committee of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival. Stephen is currently a member of he Queensland Writers Centre Management Committee, and the facilitator of its Writer’s Book Club.

See here for Stephen’s full CV.

Associate Professor Nerina Caltabiano is a social psychologist in the College of Healthcare Sciences at James Cook University. Her research interests incorporate multidisciplinary perspectives from pathology, health, developmental and educational psychology. She embraces both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in her research. She has supervised numerous theses at Honours, Masters, and PhD levels. Nerina has over 100 scholarly articles in highly ranked Australian and international academic journals. Currently, her focus has turned to understanding and preventing aggressive behaviours which undermine psychological wellbeing, including youth suicide, bullying and cyberbullying. Nerina has teaching responsibilities at both the Cairns and Singapore campuses of James Cook University, and is the Cairns Campus Fourth-Year Coordinator. She is a member of both the Australian and American Psychological Societies, and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

See here for Nerina’s full CV.