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PhD in Cultural Studies; teaches in School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology

Has teaching, research and professional experience in crime and justice, child welfare and protection, popular music studies and Australian film. PhD thesis titled "Contemporary Music and its Audiences" (University of New England, 2009). Co-winner of the 2011 Australian Book Review Calibre Prize for "The Death of the Writer".

Publications include: "Gentle Creatures" (Arena Quarterly 9); "Succulent Chinese Meme" (The Monthly, June 2022); "Ordinary People: On Historical Sexual Abuse" (Meanjin Quarterly 78/1); "Borne Ceaselessly Backwards: Classic Rock Magazines" (Rock Music Studies 6/3); "The Best Eleven Essays of the Past 3,533 Days" (Overland 233); "Dangerous Locations: The Missing Person in Australian Cinema" (Screen Education Australia 95 [with Tiffany Sutherland]); "The Gun" (Overland 223); "Benjamin, Adorno and Modern-Day Flanerie" (Thesis Eleven 121/1); "Dialectics, Infant Shaking and Perpetrator Statements in Child Abuse" (Journal of Family Violence 29/1); "Sleeping the Deep, Deep Sleep: The Hierarchy of Disaster" (Overland 229 [with Dr Suzie Gibson]); "Developing a Revised Typology of Child Homicide" (Children Australia 41/1 [with Dr Danielle Reynald]); "An Interpretive Approach to Understanding Crime in Rural Australia" (in Locating Crime in Context and Place [with Professor John Scott]); "Hearts Adrift: Revisiting Gillian Armstrong's High Tide" (Metro Magazine 194 [with Dr Suzie Gibson]); "Towards a Popular Music Criticism of Replenishment" (Popular Music & Society 34/5); "Writing and Music: Album Liner Notes" (Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies 8/1); "Betwixt and Between: Musical Taste Patterns and Audience Mobility" (Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 6/2).


  • –present
    Tutor in Criminology, Griffith University


  • 2009 
    University of New England, PhD