Dr Usha Manchanda Rodrigues is a Professor with the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (Hybrid location - Manipal and Melbourne).
Dr Rodrigues has taught multi-platform, investigative and international journalism and research focused communication subjects at four Australian universities primarily (20 years) at Monash and Deakin. Her research expertise and achievements are in both Australian and Indian media topics including social media and political communication, media policy, diversity and the media, gender and media, citizen journalism and community media. Currently, she is researching gender justice and efficacy of fact-checking fake news. She has co-authored four books and pblished a number of peer-reviewed publications.