About me


I am an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. I usually convene two courses in the undergraduate Media degree at UNSW. One is a third year journalism course called MDIA3002: Multiplatform Media. The other is a second year course MDIA2008: Broadcast Media Practice and involves students in more practical, hands-on project work in producing aural and visual stories for the web. More details on these courses are available through the university website and you can view some of the video work produced by students at our course YouTube Channel. At the moment I am undertaking a three-year research project (ARC DECRA) studying the effects of citizen ‘photo-journalism’ on professional practice. You can read more about this project here.

I completed my PhD with the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney (Australia) inĀ 2010 and I have a Master of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). I also have a BA (Hons) in Applied Language Studies (German, Spanish). Before joining UNSW I lectured in the areas of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and Linguistics at the University of Wollongong, Media Discourse and Journalism at the University of Sydney and at the University of Technology, Sydney. I have also taught EAP and Media Studies at The University of Sydney Foundation Program and at the Australian Centre for Languages. Prior to this, I worked for several years as a press photographer in the UK.

In 2013, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford in the UK, conducting research on the discursive construction of news values in images.