Research: Fiction, Digital Storytelling, Gender, Representation in the Media.
Creative Practice: Fiction (short fiction and novels); digital projects; variety of talks. Dr. Petrou works in a number of media platforms to tell stories with rich characters, challenging conventional ideas around gender and representation.
Authorship: Between (Pedlar Press); Sister of Mine (HarperCollins); two-time TEDx speaker on gender conventions and the importance of creative failure; variety of conferences and publications.
Accolades: Top 100 Books by Globe and Mail – Top 5 First Fiction. Winner of the international Half the World Global Literati Award (winning out over authors in over 60 countries), awarded to a work that highlights the inner lives of women. Long-listed for The Bath Novel Award. Dean's Teaching Award Winner. Two-time Winner of 'Prof Who Makes a Mark'. 2017 Convocation Address Speaker for FCAD.