Dr Lamond’s research is interested in how readers encounter, and respond to, Australian literature, from the 19th century to the present, with a particular interest in how gender shapes the ways our literature is read and valued. She has published essays on the reception of 19th-century Australian writers (Rosa Praed, Miles Franklin and Barbara Baynton) and writes regularly on contemporary Australian literature (Christos Tsiolkas, Hannah Kent, Mirielle Juchau, Peter Carey) for the Sydney Review of Books. Her expertise includes digital approaches to the history of everyday readers and their encounters with books, especially through library loan records. Since 2014 she has worked with Melinda Harvey on the role the book review plays in Australian literary culture, collaborating with the Stella Prize to produce an annual count of gender and Australian book reviews. She is currently writing a monograph on Tasmanian writer Amanda Lohrey.