Elaine Lindsay holds a BA (Hons 1) (Flinders); Postgraduate Diploma in Children's Literature (Macquarie); Master of Public Policy, MA (Pass with Merit), and PhD (Sydney). She worked as an arts and literature broadcaster on Radio 5UV (1974-78); Senior Project Officer with the Literature Board of the Australia Council (1978-94); Program Manager, Literature and History, Arts NSW (1997-2009); and Executive Officer (Academic), Australian Catholic University (2009 continuing). She has also taught Literature at Australian Catholic University and Feminist Theology at the University of Sydney.
Elaine has published numerous reviews and scholarly articles on Australian Literature and Australian women's spirituality. She was the co-editor of Women-Church: An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (1992-2007); edited The Diaries of Barbara Hanrahan (University of Queensland Press, 1998); and authored Rewriting God: Spirituality in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction (Editions Rodopi B.V., 2000).