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Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Monash University

Andrea is recognised as a broadcast journalism and cultural arts historian.

Her main project for 2016 and 2017: “Journalists as members of the Creative Class”, which is a case study of Melbourne, Austin and Berlin, based on an interdisciplinary approach of journalism studies, urban communication and musicology.

She is an international, award winning radio journalist, who has had contract work, produced various radio documentaries and been a commentator intermittently at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) since 1992.

Andrea is an expert researcher in relation to the convergence of traditional and online journalism. She is also internationally acknowledged as a seminal leader in researching the history and development of net-radio (which was the basis of her PhD); and her research has received citations, local, national and international exposure.

In 2009, the International Association for Media and Communications Research and the Hampton Press (New York) prestigious, publication series chose Andrea's monograph (Virtual Radio Ga Ga: Youths and Net-radio) which was based on the core findings of her PhD, for publication because it made a major contribution to the study of radio technologies, music, youth consumption and alternative journalism.

Andrea has also published widely in the local and international journals and popular press about this topic; and about more broader journalism issues such as press freedom (for example, the Egyptian imprisonment of Australian, (and Al Jazeera English) journalist, Peter Greste, from 29 December 2013 to 2 February 2015.

Actively engaged in the broader music community (music promoter, founding member of the St Kilda Live Music Community, City of Melbourne’s Music Strategy Committee, 2013-2017), Andrea also often appears on radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and contributes to the development of music as a significant part of Melbourne and Australia’s popular culture.

In March 2013 and 2014, Andrea was officially invited to South by South West (SXSW, Austin, Texas), the largest and most prestigious music and media conference in the world. In 2014 she was the only journalism academic invited to chair a SXSW music panel. Based on her current research, the panel was titled Global Music Cities (Melbourne, Austin, Berlin) (


  • –present
    Senior lecturer in journalism , Monash University
  • 2013–2013
    Postdoctoral research associate, Freie University (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2013–2013
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • 2009–2009
    Postdoctoral research associate, City University of New York (USA)
  • 2005–2005
    Lecturer in journalism , City University of New York (USA)
  • 2001–2001
    Assistant lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2000–2000
    Assistant lecturer, Swinburne University


  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD in Philosophy (Journalism and Cultural Studies)
  • 1995 
    La Trobe University , Graduate Diploma (Management)
  • 1993 
    Swinburne University, Bachelor of Arts (Media and Politics)


  • 2019
    The Great Music City, exploring music, space and identity, Palgrave Macmillan, 1-313
  • 2019
    #metoo 2.0 to #meNOmore: Analysing western reporting about sexual violence in the music industry"., Journalism Practice 14 (1)
  • 2019
    Building on# MeToo and# MeNoMore: Devising a framework to examine sexual violence in Australian music journalism, Australian Journalism Review, 41 (1), pp.103-116
  • 2018
    Melbourne (1835-1927), Birth of a Music City, Journal of Australian Studies, 42 (1),pp. 1-15
  • 2018
    A note from the guest editors, Australian Journalism Review, 40 (2), pp.5-8
  • 2018
    Safety dilemmas, Al Jazeera journalists and Egypt, Australian Journalism Review, 40 (2), pp.15-27
  • 2017
    “Keepin’ It Real: Authenticity, Commercialization, and the Media in Korean Hip Hop”, Sage Open, pp.1-12
  • 2017
    Algorithms to assess music cities: Case study—Melbourne as a music capital, Sage Open, pp.1-12
  • 2016
    The Safety of Al Jazeera English Journalists in Africa, Global Media Journal: African Edition, 68-91
  • 2016
    “Music scenes and self branding (Nashville and Austin)”. , Journal of popular music studies, (2) 2, pp.1-22.
  • 2014
    The Best Things in Life Are Free, The Case of Peter Greste and Notions of Press Freedom, Australian Journalism Monographs, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Issue 15, Volume 1, pp.1-54.
  • 2014
    “City of Melbourne Music Strategy Supporting and Growing the City’s Music Industry, 2014-2017”, City of Melbourne, pp.1-20.
  • 2012
    Exploring subcultural models of a discursive youth net-radio hierarchy, Continuum (Special Edition: Mediated Youth Cultures), (26) 3, June, pp. 1-14.
  • 2012
    Virtual Radio Ga Ga, Hampton Press (New York), pp.1-327.
  • 2011
    College student, net-radio audiences: a transnational perspective, The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 8(2), pp. 121-139.
  • 2010
    College net-only radio: A case study of Brooklyn College radio, The Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 17(1), pp. 1-13.
  • 2009
    Comparing the regulatory models of net-radio with traditional radio, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 7(1). pp. 1–14.

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR)
  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)
  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
  • Music Victoria

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)


(2010) International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) and Hampton Press Publication Prize