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Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Social Policy, University of New England

My PhD (2010, UOW) was on media representations of Megawati Sukaroputri. I have continued my interest in media representations of women, with research on Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Pauline Hanson and Theresa May. I also examine media representations of women in film and television. I also research on fashion, particularly how female politicians are framed in the media via their dressed bodies. My current research project is on death fashion. In researching death fashion I am interested in exploring popular representations and social attitudes about death in contemporary Australia. I supervise PhD students in gender and material culture. I have also published in the areas of Australian politics, social policy and human rights.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer , SCU


  • 2010 
    University of Wollongong , PhD


  • 2005
    Seeking Refuge: Asylum Seekers and Politics in a Globalising World, Halstead Press, Sydney

Research Areas

  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)
  • Human Rights Law (180114)
  • Human Rights And Justice Issues (220104)