About

I am a Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) at the Australian National University (ANU).

Currently, I am working on several research projects, such as analysing the gendered media coverage of women leaders’ response the COVID-19 pandemic or examining the gendered double standards of Murdoch press coverage of political women.

I finished my PhD in 2019 under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer at the ANU. My doctoral thesis focused 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, and was the winner of the ANU Gender Institute PhD Thesis Prize. As part of this project, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to interview both the Hon. Julia Gillard and the RT Hon. Helen Clark.

I am the regular federal political correspondent for Radio Adelaide and a monthly contributer to the Canberra Times’ Public Sector Informant. My research and activism has garnered mainstream media attention, frequently appearing on radio, television and in newspapers.

I currently sit on the Executive Board of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on Gender Politics and Policy (RC 19) and am the Social Media Coordinator for both RC19 and the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women’s Caucus.

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