Dr Lucie Newsome is a lecturer in the Business School at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. She holds a PhD in political science and a Master of Governance and Public Policy from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Her research activities focus on the influence of gender in politics, policy and business, particularly agribusiness. She has published in academic journals including the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Australian Journal of Politics and History and the Australasian Agribusiness Review. Formerly, Dr Newsome has held senior policy and project roles in the New South Wales and Queensland Governments.