Dr Christopher Scanlon is a writer and commentator whose work has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Punch, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Crikey, Business Spectator, The Monthly, Overland and Arena Magazine.
From 1999–2007, Christopher was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and online editor of Arena until 2009. Prior to joining La Trobe in 2008, Christopher worked at RMIT University's Globalism Institute, conducting research on the links between participation in community and health and wellbeing as part of an ARC linkage project.
In 2004, Christopher graduated from Monash University with a PhD in politics. Christopher developed and is production editor of www.upstart.net.au, a magazine for emerging journalists.