Media Engagement

My research largely focuses on women in politics, the mainstream media, sexism, gendered double standards, intersectionality in electoral politics and queer theory.

I am also a feminist activist and have organised protests and vigils against all forms of violence towards women.

I am the regular federal political correspondent for Radio Adelaide and a monthly contributor to the Canberra Time‘s Public Sector Informant.

Radio Interviews:

Radio National. Saturday Extra. 14 August 2021. ‘Where are all the political biographies of great women?

ABC Radio Canberra. Drive. 16 July 2021. ‘Interview with Dr Blair Williams on a Code of Conduct’.

2CC. Drive. 3 June 2021. ‘Interview with Dr Blair Williams on the ramifications of university funding cuts in the 2021 Federal Budget’.

Radio National. Rear Mirror. 4 April 2021. ‘The political swamp—poisonous for women’.

The Wire. 24 March 2021. ‘Canberra Bubble Plagued by Further Misconduct Allegations‘.

2CC. Sunday Roast. 28 February 2021. ‘Interview with Dr Blair Williams on women political leaders and media sexism’.

2ser Sydney. The Daily. 8 January 2021. ‘Interview with Dr Blair Williams on Boris Johnson and the UK COVID lockdown’.

FBi Radio. Backchat. 20 December 2020. ‘Minister for Women or Minister for Gender?’

ABC Radio Canberra. Mornings. 14 December 2020. ‘Interview with Dr Blair Williams on the importance for women with PhDs to be called “Doctor”’.

2ser Sydney. The Daily. 20 November 2020. ‘Interview with Blair Williams on the sexist Murdoch press’.

ABC Northern Tasmania. Drive. 26 February 2020. ‘Interview with Blair Williams’.

Mix 106.3 FM Canberra. News. 26 February 2020. ‘A study from the ANU has determined media coverage of female politicians is getting worse’.

2MCE. National Radio News. 26 February 2020. ‘Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the media is largely to blame’.

Radio National. Drive. 25 February 2020. ‘“The women beside the men”: Media obsession with female PMs‘.

ABC Radio Canberra. Drive. 27 November 2019. ‘20th Anniversary of Helen Clark’s PM ascension: Talking women in politics’.

ABC Radio Canberra. Sunday Afternoon. 17 November 2019. ‘One Liners: Gillard’s Misogyny Speech’.

BBC Radio. Up All Night. 25 May 2019. ‘Interview: Gendered media coverage of Theresa May’.

Radio Adelaide. Breakfast. 20 May 2019. ‘Politics: What can we expect for the next 3 years?‘.

SBS Radio. 13 May 2019. ‘Expertise interview on Women Electoral Lobby’s election scorecard on gender equality policy’.

ABC Radio Adelaide. 27 December 2018. ‘2018 A Year That Was: Interview on Sexism in Australian Politics’.

ABC Radio Darwin. 30 November 2018. ‘Interview on Women Politicians and Sexism in Australian Parliament’.

Radio 1 SRF. News Bulletin. 27 September 2018. ‘Interview on Sexism in Australian Politics’.

Radio 1 SRF. News Bulletin. 27 September 2018. ‘Interview on Racism in Australian Politics’.

ABC Canberra Radio. News Bulletin. 19 June 2018. ‘Interview on Vigil for Eurydice Dixon’.

ABC South East Radio. News Bulletin. 29 September 2016. ‘Interview on Gillard, Turnbull, Clinton and media’.

Triple J. News Bulletin. 28 September 2016. ‘Interview on Gillard, Turnbull and the media’.

TV Interviews:

Gillard, Julia. 9 October 2019. ‘More or less sexist’. Peston ITV.

SBS World News. Feature. 17 April 2019. ‘Expertise interview on the youth vote in the 2019 Australian Federal Election‘.

Ten News. News Bulletin. 4 July 2018. ‘Expertise interview on Senator Leyonhjelm’s Sexist Remarks towards Hanson-Young’.

Print Media:

Burke, Helena. 2021. ‘All Parliament House staff may be forced to undertake sexual harassment prevention training’. The Australian. 30 July.

Dennett, Harley. 2021. ‘Jenkins review: push for code of conduct on Parliament’s workforce, MPs, journalists’. Canberra Times. 30 July.

Caisley, Olivia and Adeshola Ore. 2021. ‘Code of conduct needed for Parliament House’. The Australian. 30 July.

Dennett, Harley. 2021. ‘Women MPs and ex-ministers join push for code of conduct at Parliament’. Canberra Times. 15 July.

Casley, Olivia and Adeshola Ore. 2021. ‘Domestic violence summit delayed’. The Australian. 14 July.

Ellis, Kate. 2021. ‘“Start wearing glasses”: Female MPs still seen through the wrong lens’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 March.

Schultz, Amber. 2021. ‘Personal lives: have male MPs been getting away with too much under the shield of privacy?Crikey. 22 March.

Walton, Kate. 2021. ‘Is this Australia’s turning point on sexual harassment, assault?Al Jazeera. 13 March.

Dingwall, Doug. 2021. ‘Is it case closed on the allegations against Christian Porter?’. The Canberra Times. 6 March.

Dallerba, Isabelle. 2021. ‘Le ministre australien de la justice accusé de viol’. Le Monde. 4 March.

Young, Evan. 2020. ‘Why there’s no ‘Australian AOC’ and it’s unlikely one will emerge any time soon’. SBS News. 10 November.

Price, Jenna. 2020. ‘It’s the pandemic, stupid! Female leaders put health first, and win’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 November.

Crowe, Alex. 2020. ‘Greens’ promise to ‘disrupt the current patriarchal system’ in Assembly seems within reach’. The Canberra Times. 25 October.

Smee, Ben. 2020. ‘Queensland election: has Palaszczuk helped defeat the politics of gender?The Guardian. 24 October.

Hadley, Erin. 2020. ‘New Zealand has elected its most diverse Parliament ever. How does Australia compare?ABC News. 21 October.

Price, Jenna. 2020 ‘Ardern’s catch of the day: moral support from a good bloke‘. The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 October.

Topsfield, Jewel. 2020. ‘“Forewarned is forearmed”: Lunch with Julia Gillard‘. The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 July.

Armitage, Rebecca and Lucia Stein. 2020. ‘Joe Biden’s running mate will be only the third woman to run for VP, but the first with a decent shot of winning‘. ABC News. 30 July.

Thomas, Sophie. 2020. ‘“Gender still doesn’t explain everything, nor nothing”: Julia Gillard‘. Women’s Agenda. 6 May.

Workman, Alice. 2020. ‘Strewth!’ The Australian. 4 March.

Tu, Jessie. 2020. ‘Gender bias in female PM coverage is worsening‘. Women’s Agenda. 28 February.

Zaglas, Wade. 2020. ‘Research suggests western media is undermining female leaders’ legitimacy’. Campus Review. 28 February.

Purtill, James. 2020. ‘Media’s gendered stereotyping was worse for Gillard than Thatcher 30 years earlier, research shows‘. ABC News. 25 February.

ANU Media. 2020. ‘Media obsession with female PMs’ gender worsening‘. ANU Newsroom. 25 February.

Bhandari, Subel. 2020. ‘Australians are angry with their prime minister on bushfire efforts‘. DPA International. 5 January.

Price, Jenna. 2019. ‘The ALP has a long way to go on gender equality’. The Canberra Times. 18 October.

Price, Jenna. 2019. ‘Labor, the men who run it and their “female worker bees”’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 October.

Mao, Frances. 2019. ‘2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women’. BBC News. 16 May.

Baker, Nick. 2018. ‘What does Julia Banks’ resignation say about the Liberal party?SBS News. 30 August.

Price, Jenna. 2018. ‘All this talk of leadership changes, and barely a whisper about women’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 February.

Walker, Aaron. 2016. ‘Gillard and Turnbull: a case study in gender bias in Australian media. UNSW Newsroom. 28 September.

Walker, Aaron. 2016. ‘Gillard and Turnbull: a case study in gender bias in Australian media’. ANU Newsroom. 28 September

Faruqi, Osman. 2016. ‘New Research Confirms The Media Was Pretty Bloody Sexist When Covering Julia Gillard’. Junkee. 28 September.

Scott, Elise. 2016. ‘Gillard subject to gender bias: study’. Sky News. 28 September.

Scott, Elise. 2016. ‘Gillard copped media gender bias: report’. 28 September.

Scott, Elise. 2016. ‘Gillard copped media gender bias: report’. Yahoo. 28 September.

Su, Reissa. 2014. ‘Julia Gillard’s Negative Media Treatment Turns Off Women to Enter Politics. International Business Times. January 15.

Shepherd, Tory. 2014. ‘More women turning off politics after Julia Gillard was badly treated’. The Advertiser. 14 January.

Panahi, Rita. 2014. ‘Misogyny!’. Herald Sun. 16 January.

Shepherd, Tory. 2014. ‘More women turning off politics after Julia Gillard was badly treated’. Herald Sun. 14 January.


Super Responders. 6 July 2021. ‘Women are too emotional to lead’.

Quicksand Food. 11 December 2020. The Food Fight. ‘Food & Multiculturalism w/ Dr Blair Williams & Dr Kim Huynh’.

Mamamia. 2 December 2020. The Quicky. ‘Just How Powerful Is Rupert Murdoch?

Policy Forum. 18 November 2019. Democracy Sausage. ‘Women in politics special’.

Policy Forum. 3 December 2018. The Brief Podcast. ‘Women in politics: Creating space for female representation’.

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