Dr Patricia Curthoys is a professional historian, with a PhD in Australian history from the University of New South Wales. She is an Associate of the Centre for Applied History, Macquarie University. She has extensive experience as a researcher and writer on a range of Australian history projects, including biographical studies, institutional histories, nineteenth century projects, religious history projects, social history projects and political history projects. She has been employed by academics, non-government organisations and in television. She is a skilled archival researcher, having worked in a variety of archives, both public and private. She has also worked as an oral historian. She has significant project management experience, including the collection and organisation of material using different databases. She has mainly published in the area of Australian religious history, including co-editing with William Emilsen, Out of the Ordinary: Twelve Australian Methodist Biographies (2015) and co-authoring, with others, Pride of Place: A History of the Pitt Street Congregational Church (2008).