Kerry McCallum is Senior Research Fellow in the News & Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra. She researches and teaches in Political Communication with a focus on the relationships between changing media and Australian social policy, particularly in Indigenous affairs. Since entering academia in 2005 she has published widely in Media and Communication and has managed several research projects including two grants from the Australian Research Council.
Kerry is actively involved in the field of communication and media studies in Australia and is a former President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (2010-11). She is a Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), visiting fellow (2016-17) at the ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies, and has held visiting fellowships at AIATSIS and at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Prior to entering academic life, Kerry worked in federal politics and was policy and media advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.