Jan McLeod is a historian and tutor at the University of Newcastle. She has a PhD in History, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), and Diploma in Secondary Education (History and English). Jan’s PhD thesis critically examined the medical care of Australian soldiers during the Papuan Campaign, with a focus on the work of the field ambulance units. Her Honours thesis contrasted popular representations of the ‘Kokoda’ Campaign with diary entries recorded by her great-uncle, who served in the 2/4th Australian Field Ambulance in the Middle East, Papua and New Guinea campaigns. Jan has worked as a researcher, high school teacher, adult education tutor, road safety educator, and student nurse.