Genevieve Timmons,
Philanthropic Executive and Senior Associate
Paul Ramsay Foundation

Tricia’s writing and communication skills are of a very high standard and her commitment to the work was unwavering. She displayed genuine care with the material, so as to ensure that the ‘voices’ behind each story were represented with sensitivity and warmth. She communicated with me regularly to outline her progress and to raise any questions she had. At all times I was confident that both the stories and I were in very safe hands.

write what should not be forgotten

Paris Aristotle AO
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation House (Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc)

Tricia displayed enormous sensitivity in speaking to clients, donors and supporters. She is able to engage and listen with genuine warmth, and in so doing, provided meaningful opportunities for people to share their experiences and stories. Tricia also brought rigour and a depth of thinking to the project. She was readily able to synthesise information, draw connections across an array of content, create an innovative framework for our publications, and then write with sensitivity and care. Both the publications she produced were well received by project participants, our staff and Board of Management, donors, and the wider community.

Associate Professor Christopher Cordner
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Melbourne University

Tricia brought a depth of thinking to her research. She was able to synthesise information from across an array of complex content, draw insightful connections, and write with sensitivity and care. In the final report on her thesis, for which she received an Honours grade, the examiner specifically commented on Tricia’s writing as being of a very high standard. I quote from the examiner’s report: “It was a pleasure to read, because of the easy style in which it is written, the clarity of its structure, the sincerity of the engagement with the issues discussed, and the illuminating descriptions of her work.”

Published book review
“Finding the Threads”

“Finding the Threads, written by Tricia Bowen, vividly captures the comradeship, the wisdom and the connections of a group of retrenched textile workers. These are their stories. They are stories of shared lifetimes, families, food, friendship, injuries, jokes, fights, strikes and struggles and of many languages and cultures forging a community”.