Senior Lecturer in Political Science: Research Fellow at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Maxine is political scientist as a senior lecturer in the College of Art, Society and Education, James Cook University. Her monograph , (2016) ‘Environmental Activism and the Media: the Politics of Protest’ (Peter Lang Publishers, NY), explores a variety of environmental moments from single issue (road building) to wider global movements, (such as fracking and summit hopping), historical media reporting of eco-activism and processes between social movements, the media and political mobilizations within environmental governance.

A former BBC and commercial radio journalists in the UK, Maxine now publishes as an environmental journalists. Her online journalism appears in the Ecologist magazine, TheConversation, The Age and Canberra Times.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher and lecturer in journalism and environmental politics, James Cook University

Education

  • 2013 
    University of East London, Ph.D
  • 2009 
    University of Surrey, MA