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Associate Professor in Social Psychology, Murdoch University

I am a social psychologist working on questions concerning gender and embodiment. I received my PhD from The University of Melbourne and have been at Murdoch since 1998.

My research investigates questions concerning gender, body image and obesity from the perspective of critical-feminist psychology.

I work with a large and active group of research students (PhD and Honours) and our work explores how social understandings of concepts such as gender and body image shape and constrain the kinds of identities that are developed by men and women of different shapes and sizes.


  • 1998–present
    Associate Professor, Murdoch University


  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, PhD


  • 2013
    “Nice girls don’t carry knives”: Constructions of ambition in media coverage of Australia’s first female prime minister. , British Journal of Social Psychology