About

I have just submitted my PhD (September 2019), under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer, in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. 

My doctoral thesis focuses on the gendered print mediation of women prime ministers from English-speaking Westminster democracies, in particular Julia Gillard, Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark. As part of this project, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to interview both the Hon. Julia Gillard and the Hon. Helen Clark.

Additional research interests include: feminist theory, Australian politics, women politicians, media analysis, post-structuralism, critical theory, queer theory, LGBTQIA+ rights and refugee politics.


At present I tutor courses on refugee politics and race and ethnic representation in politics at the Australian National University.

Since May 2019, I am the regular federal political correspondent for Radio Adelaide.

I am currently sitting on the Executive Board for the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Caucus for Gender Politics and Policy (RC19). Additionally, I am the Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women’s Caucus, the International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC19, and am co-editor of the POP Politics Aus Blog.


My research and activism has garnered mainstream media attention, frequently appearing on radio, television and in newspapers.