Head, Digital Pedagogies, University of Wollongong

After 10 years as a journalism and media studies academic I have moved into the Learning Teaching and Curriculum Unit where I head a unit dedicated to the facilitation of technology enhanced learning, innovative curriculum design and open education. I have a particular interest in mindfulness based resilience education and its intersection with technologies and digital life. My PhD looked at apocalyptic narratives and the war on terror, analysing connections between fact based current affairs narratives and popular film and television drama. My media studies research interest include convergent, social and online media, media narratives and myth, journalism and popular culture, literary journalism and creative non-fiction, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I worked for a journalist and editor for fifteen years specialising in arts journalism before taking up editorial positions in gay and lesbian publications. I was editor of Sydney Star Observer 1999-2006.


  • 2006–present
    Lecturer, Program Convenor, Journalism, University of Wollongong


  • 2012 
    UTS, PhD


2008 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council , joint award with Professor Stephen Tanner