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.