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Professor of Media, Department of Media, University of Sydney

Professor Catharine Lumby is a Professor of Media at Macquarie University. She was the Foundation Chair of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney. She is the author of seven books and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Professor Lumby is a well-known public commentator who has worked as a news reporter, feature writer and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Bulletin magazine. She sits on the Education and Welfare Committee and the Research Committee of the National Rugby League, advising them on gender issues. She has been awarded five Australian Research Council grants and was a member of the ARC Cultural Research Network. Her latest book is The Porn Report (Melbourne University Publishing, 2008) co-authored with Alan McKee and Kath Albury.


  • –present
    Professor of Journalism, Centre Director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre `, University of New South Wales
  • 2007–present
    Director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre, UNSW
  • 2000–2007
    Chair, Media and Communications Department, University of Sydney


  • 2000 
    Macquarie University, Phd (Media and Communication)
  • 1987 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Law
  • 1985 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Class 1)