Research Output per year
My current academic research interests are in the fields of data-driven journalism, hybrid and new media formats, news and feature writing styles, postcolonial literature, narrative non-fiction, creative writing pedagogy and practice, and the intersections between history, memory, empathy and narrative. My PhD thesis engages, both critically and creatively, with the tensions between history, present, memory and forgetting, drawing on my professional background in journalism and my enduring interest in fiction. I also write fiction and non-fiction as research in practice and am the co-writer of the Walkley Award-winning podcast Lost in Larrimah, which has been optioned by HBO for development into a fictionalised television series. I am the co-author of Writing Feature Stories: How to research and write articles—from listicles to longform.
I believe in empowering students to engage in primary research and high-level journalistic practice. My Investigative Journalism students have published many high-profile collaborative investigations in high-quality publications including the Guardian Australia, Crikey, APN Australian Regional Media and News Corp Australia. I have received a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for my industry-connected approach to teaching data-driven and investigative journalism. The pedagogical and disciplinary learnings from these projects have been disseminated in both academic and industry publications.
I am an enthusiastic collaborator and love working across institutional and disciplinary borders. For example, I am a specialist narrative coach for Bond University’s Transformer program (an Australian-first entrepeneurship program) and have worked on networked, interactive data-driven projects for The Guardian Australia and partnered with students and lecturers from 28 Australian universities to cover the 2016 federal election.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
Award Date: 1 Mar 2020
Creative Arts, Masters of Creative Arts (Research), University of Wollongong
Award Date: 19 Jul 2012
Journalism/Arts, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts
Award Date: 5 Feb 2005
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Online Resource › Professional
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Newspaper Article › Research
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Expert Comment