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Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University

I write about media users and the politics of popular culture, and have published on topics such as media violence, political celebrity, reality television, youth, media sport and binge drinking. My new book, Youth and Media, was published in March 2013.

I am author of three books; Understanding Audiences, Investigating Audiences and Youth and Media. I am currently working on a fourth, Exploring Media Research. All titles are with Sage.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University


  • 1995 
    University of Massachusetts, PhD


  • 2013
    Youth and Media,
  • 2007
    Investigating Audiences,
  • 2001
    Understanding Audiences,

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)