Dr Caryn Coatney is a Journalism Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. She has been an investigative news journalist in Australia and internationally and worked in many fields of communication extensively. Dr Coatney has a PhD (Journalism), Master of Arts (Research and Coursework - Journalism), and Bachelor of Arts (Honours in both English Literature and History). Her journalism research has won global awards and has appeared in numerous journals and publications. She also published the book, John Curtin: How He Won Over The Media, after completing a Fellowship at the Australian Prime Ministers Centre in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.