Senior lecturer, RMIT University

Alex Wake has been a journalist for 30 years and an academic for 15.
She's worked in print, radio, television and online in Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates. She now teaches full time at RMIT University.
In 2011 she was the Asia Pacific Academic Fellow for the Dart Centre for Journalists and Trauma.
Her PhD was on journalism education by Australians, outside Australia's national borders, and her research is focused on the teaching of journalism skills.


  • 2005–present
    Journalism lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 2004–2007
    Journalism lecturer, Deakin Univesity
  • 2001–2004
    Journalism lecturer, Dubai Women's College, United Arab Emirates


  • 2015 
    Deakin, PhD
  • 2008 
    RMIT, Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  • 2002 
    Cambridge, CELTA
  • 2001 
    QUT, Master of Arts (Research)

Professional Memberships

  • Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance
  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia