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Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Science Course Co-ordinator, Southern Cross University

Mandy is a teacher, researcher and filmmaker currently employed as a senior lecturer in sociology at Southern Cross University. Her research focuses on refugee issues, in particular examining what contributes to a positive settlement experience in regional Australia. Other interests include empowerment through arts, health sociology, food studies, visual research and international development. Mandy worked previously for ABC and SBS, and has also been employed in community and international development.

The last refuge: food stories from Myanmar to Coffs Harbour


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology, Social Science Course Coordinator, Southern Cross University


  • 2017 
    Southern Cross University, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Canberra, Graduate Diploma in Education
  • 1997 
    Australian National University, Master of Letters
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts