Emeritus Associate Professor of journalism at Murdoch University. After fourteen years working in commercial and public sector radio at local and national levels joined Murdoch University serving in the positions of Head of the School of Media Communication & Culture, Chair of the Media Studies program, and Director of Research for the Division of Arts. Co-author of Australian Broadcast Journalism, published by Oxford University Press (2002, 2006, 2013) and Journalism Ethics at Work (Pearson Longman, 2005). Lead researcher on the Reporting Diversity project funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Currently Chief Investigator on the Australian Asbestos Network research project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.