Dr Meaghan McEvoy, who graduated in Classics at Adelaide University in 2002 with First Class Honours and a University Medal went to the University of Oxford on a John Crampton Travelling scholarship where she was awarded an MPhil in 2005 and a DPhil in 2010.
After a period as a Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College in Oxford for two years, she became a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Late Roman History. During 2008-16 she also held a Rome scholarship at the British School of Rome, a research fellowship in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections (Washington D.C.) and a Humboldt fellowship at the Goethe University, Frankfurt.
Her book Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Her appointment to a lectureship in Byzantine Studies in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University in Sydney sees her return to Australia after an impressive research career.