Lecturer in Communication Studies, Charles Darwin University

I am a Lecturer in Communication Studies at the School of Creative Arts and Humanities at Charles Darwin University, based in the tropical North at the Darwin campus. My research interests relate to communications study, cultural studies and visual cultural analysis. I am currently editing a book on travel Ideals and cinema that will be released by Peter Lang in 2015. My PhD thesis was on film tourism and was completed in 2012.

My research blog www.jumpcutoutback.com publishes my ideas on representations of the Australian interior on screen.

I am the Northern Territory representative of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Communications, Charles Darwin University
  • 2012–2013
    Lecturer in Screen Studies and Cultural Studies, The University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD Arts
  • 2002 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2012
    The World Seems Difficult: Melbourne, Youth, Cinema, World Film Locations: Melbourne
  • 2007
    Wolf Creek: An Unaustralian Story?, Continuum
  • 2003
    That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: Zizek, Cynicism and Laughter, M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture