I am the Discipline Lead for Journalism at Curtin University, where I have been employed since 2005.
Previously, I worked as a journalist for a range of media outlets including The Australian, The Sun Herald and The Eye.
Research interests include the inclusion and portrayal of women in the news and the journalist/source relationship. I also have a particular interest in news coverage of education and have regularly published in this area, including as co-author of Schoolteachers in the News (Cambria Press, 2013).
I've been a member of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australian (JERAA) national executive since 2019.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.