Gary Dickson was appointed the Research and Project Manager of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative in February 2020, having held the position of Operations Administrator since August 2019.
Prior to PIJI he has worked at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne. He currently teaches journalism law and ethics at Monash University.
As a freelance writer and researcher he has developed a curriculum for teaching journalism students about family violence and contributed to magazines including Index on Censorship, Nieman Reports and Right Now. He runs freepress.watch, a database of press freedom violations in Australia.
He holds a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne.