university lecturer, Western Sydney University

Dr Milissa Deitz lectures in communications, journalism and creative writing in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Her book Watch This Space: The Future of Australian Journalism was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. Her books Bloodlust and My Life As A Side Effect are both published by Random House.

A former full-time journalist, Milissa has been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, is currently working on her second novel, and is the co-host of book show Shelf Life on community TV station TVS.


  • 2009–present
    Lecturer, University of Western Sydney


  • 2006 
    University of Sydney, PhD in Communication

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Interactive Media (190205)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)