Refereed articles

“The front stage of leadership?  Vice Chancellor profiles and the performance of self,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Studies, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2021,

“Leadership development among public health officials working under the Ministry of Health, Nepal:  A grounded theory,” PLoS, November 5, 2021 (with Sudarshan Subedi, Colin MacDougall, Udoy Saikia and Darlene McNaughton),

“The Pandemic PhD programme Reading and thinking about the Celebrity Intellectual (and Covid-19),” International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Studies Vol. 8, No. 1, 2021, 165-188, (with Aidan Cornelius-Bell and Elisa Armstrong)

“Claustropolitanism, capitalism and Covid:  Deviant leisure, un/popular culture, and a (post)work future,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2021, 57-73,

“Memes to a darker shade:  Dark Simpsons, Un/popular culture and summoning theories of darkness,” International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, Vol 7, No. 4, 2020, (with Elisa Armstrong)

“Who is excluded from ‘Universal’ health care?  Rurality, the marginalization of health services, and moving beyond social capital,” International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2020 (with Sue Charlton),

“From Bad Apples to Zombies? Walking Dead Leadership in the Contemporary University, Fast Capitalism, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2020,

“Panic learning off and on the Covid Campus,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2020, (with Jamie Quinton and Narelle Hunter),

“Leading from the back,” Realizing Leadership, Issue 101, 2020,

“Digital Dylan:  High Popular Culture and the digital modern times of Bob Dylan,” Americana, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2020, (with Steve Redhead),

“Freedom from choice?  The rollout of person-centred disability funding and the National Disability Insurance Scheme,” Inklusi:  The Journal of Disability Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2020, (with Tania Hall)

“PhD Media:  Community, Connection and Community through disintermediated media,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2020,

“The regional doctorate:  how deterritorialization through digitization revisions a doctoral programme,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2019,  (written with Sue Charlton)

“Scarring thoughts:  Harry Potter and the neoliberal education reforms, Inter-sections, Vol. 21, 2019, (written with Amanda Hefferman and Troy Heffernan)

“The DIY PhD student:  Doctoral education and punking the podcast,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019,

“Braving the bull:  women, mentoring and leadership in higher education,” Gender and Education, November 15 2018, or (written with Sam Schulz)

“Trump Studies:  The Double Refusal and silent majorities in theoretical times,” Cultural Studies Review, September 2018, (Written with Steve Redhead and Sunny Rue Chivaura)

“The deficit doctorate:  multimodal solutions to enable differentiated learning,” International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Studies, Vol. 4, No. 5, 2018,

“Blunting the cutting edge:  Analogue Memorability and Digitized Memory,” KOME, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018,

“Recession, recovery, regeneration and resilience:  Newport and the creation of movement cultures,” Human Geographies, Vol. 11, No. 2, November 2017 (with Steve Redhead and Leanne McRae)

“Prison creative industries,” Mediterranean e-journal of Communication and Media, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2017,

“5 minutes to hell:  Time to tell the truth:  the disintermediated doctoral student,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2017

“The sounds of food,” Journal of Sonic Studies, Vol. 14, July 2017

“By any means necessary:  new youth activism,” European Journal of Communication, Vol. 32, No. 3, April 2017, pp. 274-286

“From Digital Disruption to Educational Excellence:  teaching and learning in the knowledge economy,”  International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Studies, Vol. 3, No.3, March 2017

“Don’t fear the reaper? The Zombie University and eating braaaaains,” KOME, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 1-16

“Press Learning: the potential of podcasting through pause, record, play and stop,” Knowledge Management and E-learning, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2016, pp, 430-443

“Winter is coming: doctoral supervision in the Neoliberal University,” International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, September 2016, 14-34

“Digital fitness: self-monitored fitness and the commodification of movement,” Communication, Politics & Culture, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2015

“The pushbike song: Rolling Physical Cultural Studies through the landscape,” Human Geographies, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015, with Leanne McRae and Steve Redhead

“I think she’s decided to be a manager now,” Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education, Nos. 3-4, pp. 28-53, 2015, with Libbey Murray

“Digital fitness: self-monitored fitness and the commodification of movement,” Communication, Politics & Culture, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2015

“A self on a screen: visioning community and context through digital storytelling,” Mediterranean e-journal of Communication and Media, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015

“It’s the cake talking: theorizing the recipe memoir,” Digest, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015

“Turnitin? Turnitoff,” Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2015

“Facing off: Theorizing oversharing and under reading,” Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2015

“Maybe he’s just better than you: Generation X women and higher education,” Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education, No. 3-4, November/December 2014

“Go to Darwin and starve ya bastard,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2014

“Colonial control or terror tourism? The case of Houghton’s White Burgundy,” Human Geographies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, pp. 17-33

“The disintermediated librarian,” Australian Library Journal, August 2014, pp. 191-205 [Taylor & Francis]

“Learning to Leisure: when social media becomes educational media,” Digital Culture and Education, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014, pp. 82-97,

“Baudrillard in drag: Lady Gaga and the accelerated cycles of pop,” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, Vol. 12, No. 2, Autumn 2013, with Steve Redhead

“Veblen does the iPad: the ipadification and the technologies of conspicuous consumption,” Reconstruction, Vol. 13, No. 3-4, 2013

“Time for Timbits: fast food, slow food, class and culinary communication,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013

“Note to self,” Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013

“The British Bauhaus? JP Hully and an unwritten history of British Modernism,” Online Journal of Art and Design, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, with Steve Redhead

“Dancing through post-youth cultures,” Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013, pp. 314-23

“Dead Media: obsolescence and redundancy in media history,” First Monday, Vol. 18, No. 7, July 1, 2013

“Now media: how to value the new rather than the useful,” Synergy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2013

“Where are you from?” Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2013 [Taylor & Francis]

“Time for a digital detox: from information obesity to digital dieting,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2012

“A wide open road? The strange story of creative industries in Western Australia,” Creative Industries Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012, pp. 169-181 [Taylor & Francis]

“Wasted? Managing decline and marketing difference in third-tier cities,” Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012, pp. 5-33

“Swan Valley Sideways,” Nebula, Vol. 8, December 2011

“We’ve spent too much money to go back now: credit crunched learning and the future of literacy,” E-learning and Digital Media, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2011

“Take the red pill: building a matrix of literacies,” The Journal of Media Literacy Education, Vol. 2, No. 3, February 2011, pp. 209-229

“Digital Dieting,” Networks, Number 13, Spring 2011

“When bohemia becomes a business: City Lights, Columbus Avenue and the future of San Francisco,” Human Geographies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011, pp. 43-59

“Putting the Doctorate into Practice, and the Practice into Doctorates: Creating a New Space for Quality Scholarship Through Creativity,” Nebula, Vol. 7.1/7.2, June 2010, with Zeyno Dagli

“Branding Bohemia: community literacy and branding difference,” City & Time, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010, with Stephen Mallinder

“Mayhem, magic, movement and methods: teaching and learning about hearing and listening,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010, republished with permission in Fusion, Vol. 5, 2014,

“Fundamentalism of the mind or wagging the long tail,” Libri, Vol. 55, No. 2, June 2009, pp. 69-77

“Click and think,” Irish Universities Information services Colloquium Proceedings, Galway, Ireland, 4-6 March 2009 [Academia]

“Sounds like Teen Spirit: iTunes, podcasting and a sonic education,” Interactions, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009, pp. 71-89 [Intellect]

“Brand Wellington,” Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2009

“Why the Google Generation will not speak: the invention of digital natives,” Nebula, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009, with Zanna Dear, Grantley Green and Abigail Purdy

“The best bookshop in the world,” The History of Intellectual Culture, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2008-09

“Rage against the machine? Symbolic violence in e-learning supported tertiary education,” E-learning and Digital Media, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, with David MacDonald and Nicola Johnson

“Lots of Planets have a north,” Nebula, Vol. 5.1/5.2, June 2008, with Stephen Mallinder

“Learning to leisure: failure, flame, blame, shame, homophobia and other everyday practices in online education,” Journal of Literacy and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 1, April 2008, with Juliet Eve

“Sex in the spinning” EnterText, Vol. 7, No. 3, October 2007

“Into the night-time economy,” Nebula, September 2007, with Stephen Mallinder

“Creative Doctorates/Creative Education,” Nebula, August 2007, with Stuart Laing

“Beyond the Boarding Pass: Managing Diversity in Universities,” The Julie Mango, Vol. 3, August 2007 [Academia]

“Mobile learning: the iPodification of Universities,” Nebula, April 2007

“Punking yoga,” Reconstruction, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2007

“Museums and popular culture revisited: Kevin Moore and the politics of pop,” Museum Management and Curatorship, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 283-301 [ScienceDirect]

“Thinking pop literacies,” Australian Library Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, November 1, 2006

“Popping the museum: the cases of Sheffield and Preston,” Museum and Society, November 2006

“The Google Effect,” Libri, Vol. 56, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 157-167

“Herpes for the information age: plagiarism and the infection of universities,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2006

“Hearing the difference: new theories of Audio Culture,” Perfect Beat, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2006

“Socrates in earpods: the ipodification of education,” Fast Capitalism, Vol. 2, No. 1, July 2006

“Giving scissors to the Sisters: Ana Matronic and cutting up the popular cultural landscape,” MP, May 23, 2006

“Off World Sounds: building a collaborative soundscape,” M/C, Vol. 9, No. 2, May 2006, with Stephen Mallinder

“Revealing exchange: The Ten Pound Pom,” Australian Historical Studies, April 2006

“Fitness is a feminist issue,” Australian Feminist Studies, Vol. 21, No. 49, March 2006, pp. 65-83 [Taylor & Francis]

“It’s in the post: the post-subcultures reader,” Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2005

“There is a light that never goes out: Johnny Marr and the flickerings of post-Smiths music,” EnterText, Citing Cities special issue, Vol. 5, No. 2, Autumn/Winter 2005

“Digital Disposal: the iPodification of waste,” Verb, Vol. 3, No. 1, October, 2005

“From Eleanor Rigby to Nannanet: the greying of the World Wide Web,” First Monday, Vol. 10, No. 12, 2005

“Jingling the single: the i-Podification of the music industry,” AQ, Vol. 77, September 2005, with Felicity Cull, Mike Kent and Leanne McRae

“Burning towers and ashen learning: September 11 and the changes to critical literacy,” Australian Library Journal, Vol. 54, No. 7, February 2005, pp. 6-23

“What have you ever done on the telly? The Office, (post) reality television and (post) work,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2005, pp. 105-121

“Freedom from choice: who pays for customer service in the knowledge economy?” M/C, Order special issue, Vol. 7, No. 6, January 2005

“Bachelor of Arts (Google): Graduating to information literacy,” E-learning in Science and Design and Technology: Proceedings of IDATER on-line conference 2005-2006, Loughborough University, August 2004

“From leotards to Lyotard: a journey through film, theory and politics,” Senses of Cinema, July 2004

“A house on a street in the town I’m from,” Journal of Australian Studies, No. 25, July 2004

“Who cares? Perth Glory and the making of (Australian) Association football,” AQ, June 2004, pp. 25-32

“Rising from the Ashes: Australian sport beyond the Sydney Olympics,” Sport and Society, June 2004, pp. 113-116

“You’ve got to have a good haircut,” Senses of Cinema, March 2004

“Skirt, cap and gown: How fair are universities to female postgraduate students?” Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 161-175

“Whiteboard, docs and a boa: Edith Cowan and the making of political women,” AQ, Vol. 75, No. 4, July-August 2003, pp. 28-34

“A study in black and grey: Aberfan and the politics of forgetting,” M/C, Share special issue, April 23, 2003. Republished with permission by Online Opinion, “Shared tragedy and mediated grief: television as collective witnessing,” May 26, 2003

“We’re one short for the crossing: the reading of a wall,” Transformations, Visual Memory special issue, Vol. 3, 2002

“Libraries and the privatisation of knowledge,” MIA, No. 103, May 2002, 124-134

“Think tactically — act regionally: a cultural memory introduction,” Transformations, Vol. 3, 2002

“Spirit 2000: An Olympic games for all Australians,” Australian Screen Education, No. 28, 2002, pp. 217-218

“Bonfire of the literacies: (il)Literacy in the informatic age,” Social Alternatives, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2002, pp. 55-60

“Dancing through the revolution,” Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2002, pp. 19-24

“Double Fold or Double Take? Book memory and the administration of knowledge,” Libri, Vol. 52, No. 1, March 2002, pp. 28-35

“A better man?” International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2002, pp. 45-88

“Selling silicon snake oil: the buying and selling of education,” AQ, September 2001, pp. 27-35

“Buff Puffing an Empire,” Continuum, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2001, pp. 187-200

“Internet teaching and the administration of knowledge,” First Monday, June 2001

“Welcome to the Robbiedome,” M/C, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2001

“Communication in practice: the supervision of distance education teachers,” Australian Journal of Communication, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2001, pp.91-110

“The spectre of the spinster,” Senses of Cinema, No. 13, April 2001

“Feminists Walls: Abbey Road and Popular Memory,” New Zealand’s Women’s Studies Journal, Visual Cultures special issue, 2001, pp. 66-84

“Serenity Now,” Continuum, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2001, pp. 141-144, with Wendy Parkins [Taylor & Francis]

“Together in Electric Dreams? Narratives of self, sex and romance in the film Electric Dreams.” Metro, No. 126/127, 2001, pp. 33-35

“How imagined are virtual communities?” Mots Pluriels, No. 18, August 2001

“Theoretical echoes and textual apparitions: Postmodern media culture,” Media International Australia, No. 98, February 2001, pp. 184-185

“He lies like a rug: pondering digital memory,” MIA, No. 96, August 2000, pp. 56-64. This article was reprinted by request in Media Development, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 6-12

“Time for a change or more of the same? Les Mills and the masculinisation of aerobics,” Sporting Traditions, Vol. 17, No. 1, November 2000, pp. 97-112

“We’ll always have Paris? Fighting the People’s War in Popular Memory,” Senses of Cinema, No. 2, January 2000

“Bette Davis and her Camellias,” Hecate, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2000, pp. 98-112

“Reading (on) a red sofa,” Continuum, Vol. 14, 2000, pp. 140-143

“Dancing through a memory,” Irish Studies Review, Vol.8, No. 2, March 2000, pp. 286-288

“From crayons to perfume, to content providers: teaching in the Informatic Age,” Social Alternatives, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2000, pp. 40-46

“Star Wars and Writing Popular Memory,” Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 18, No. 4, December 1999, pp. 11-16

“We’ll always have Tatooine?” Australian Journal of Communication, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1999

“Interrupting the festivities: Digitising HAL’s memory,” Libri, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 1999, pp. 159-165

“A red light sabre to go — and other histories of the present,” M/C, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1999

“Bored of the dance: not in this Irish world,” AQ, May-June 1999, pp. 10-17, with Paul Stock

“Noel Coward’s Singapore Sling,” The Southern Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1999, pp. 72-85

“Pizza for a Princess: Consuming Julie Burchill’s Diana,” in Hecate’s Australian Women’s Book Review (AWBR), Vol. 11, 1999, pp. 4-5

“A pig in space? Babe and the problem of landscape,” Australian Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, Autumn 1999, pp. 149-158

“We Love You Ireland:’ Riverdance and stepping through Antipodean memory,” Irish Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1999, pp. 301-311, with Paul Stock [Taylor & Francis]

“What’s the story morning glory? Perth Glory and the imagining of Englishness,” Sporting Traditions, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1998, pp. 53-66

“Save Ferris? A guide to Xer media/citizenship,” Metro Education, No. 14, 1998, pp.9-13

“Brixton’s Aflame: Television History Workshop and the other Battle of Britain,” Limina, Vol. 4, 1998, p. 49-55

“I’ll never be your woman: The Spice Girls and New Flavours of Feminism,” Social Alternatives, Vol. 17, 1998, pp. 39-42, with Amanda Evans

“Britain’s last line of Defence: Miss Moneypenny and the desperations of filmic feminism,” International Women’s Studies Review, Vol. 22, No. 5, September-October 1999, pp. 489-496 (an earlier version of this article appeared in Hecate, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1998, pp. 93-104)

“Boot politics: pondering the Antipodean Doctor Marten Boot,” Continuum, Vol. 11, 1997, pp. 59-73

“Making it Big: Julie Burchill, Bitch Politics and Writing in Public,” UTS Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1997. This piece was also reprinted by request in the refereed online journal, Australian Humanities Review, June 1997

“Trace THE FACE:  style journalism in the 1980s,” Limina, Vol. 3, 1997, pp. 24-32

“The scent of a green carnation,” Social Semiotics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1997

“Disco(urse) Dancing: Reading the Body Politic,” Australian Journal of Communication, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1997, pp. 104-114

“No future? Postyouth and the politics of memory,” Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 1996

“What will you wear to the Revolution? Thatcher’s Genderation and the fashioning of change,” Hecate, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1996, pp. 114-127

“‘It started on Queen Street’: popular music, cultural identity and the question of landscape,” Continuum, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1996, pp. 152-167 [Taylor & Francis]

“Something queer is going on here: A binary outlaw’s tour through Orlando,” Critical Inqueeries, Vol. 1, 1995, pp. 113-128. This article was also reprinted by request, in shortened form, in Outskirts, Vol. 1, May 1996, pp. 4-7

“Queer Sisters: The Politics of Fag Haggery”, Antithesis, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1995, pp. 67-74. This article was also reprinted by request in Limina, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1995, with Vanessa Evangelista [Limina]

“Reading Tilda: A Swinton guide through bodily textualization,” Social Semiotics, Vol. 4, 1994, pp. 9-30 [Taylor & Francis]

“From Penny Lane to Dollar Drive: Liverpool and a Beatle-led recovery”, Public History Review, Vol. 2, 1993, pp. 108-22

“At your own risk: Derek Jarman and the (semiotic) death of a film maker”, Social Semiotics, Vol. 3, 1993, pp. 183-200 [Taylor & Francis]

“‘What are you lookin’ at?’ Madonna, Sex and a Medusian vision,” Antithesis, Vol. 6, No. 2, July 1993, pp. 71-80, with Vanessa Evangelista