Reader in Gender and Media Studies, Brunel University London

I joined Brunel as a Reader in January 2014. Before that I lived in Australia, and worked at The University of Technology, Sydney, as an Associate Professor in Cultural Studies.

I am currently working on a major collaborative project exploring the global cosmetic surgery tourist industry. More generally, I research feminist theories of the body, body modifications, especially cosmetic and plastic surgery, animal/human studies, popular culture, gender studies and media studies, especially visual studies.

I am the Commissioning Editor for the series Gender, Bodies and Transformations, Ashgate Publishers.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader in Gender and Media Studies, Brunel University London
  • 2009–present
    Associate professor, University of Technology, Sydney

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD
  • 2000 
    University of Sydney, BA Hons

Publications

  • 2012
    Trunk Books Volume Two: Blood,
  • 2009
    Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer,
  • 2009
    Trunk Books Volume One: Hair,
  • 2008
    Skintight: An Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery,