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Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia

I have worked as a journalist, media advisor to a Federal Minister, broadcaster, public relations practitioner and as a freelance writer, consultant and researcher. My research interests include all aspects of communication; the public communication of politics and policy; understanding the consequences of emerging technologies; media processes and practices; the history of the media and the social and political intersection of media communication and public policy.

Current research includes focus on media framing, media narratives, and media agenda setting.


  • 2005–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia


  • 2006 
    University of South Australia, PhD
  • 1991 
    Australian Film and Television School, Graduate Diploma in Media
  • 1982 
    University of Adelaide, B.A (Hons - Politics)

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Media and Communication Research
  • Society for the History of Technology

Research Areas

  • Communications And Media Policy (160503)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)
  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • History Of Ideas (220209)
  • Innovation And Technology Management (150307)
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Research, Science And Technology Policy (160511)