Journalism

Essays and opinion pieces

“10 key questions to ask principals,” Times Education Supplement, November 1, 2014

“10 tips for digital dieting,” Online Opinion, January 22, 2014

“10 truths a supervisor will not tell you,” Times Higher Education, July 11, 2013

“28.06.42.12,” Online Opinion, November 8, 2007

“60 Seconds of Scholarship,” Times Higher Education, March 25, 2009

“911 Girl: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s More, now, again,” The Age, May 11, 2002, p.9

“Academics must wise up to web 2.0 marketing,” Times Higher Education, August 26, 2009

“Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other,” Times Higher Education, March 3, 2011

“Ambient commons,” Times Higher Education, May 30, 2013

“A community of scholars,” Times Higher Education, September 8, 2010

“A game you play with your brain,” Arts Hub, July 13, 2006

“A gathering in the 9th circle with Elvis and Yoko,” Times Higher Education, October 23, 2008

“A new chapters for readers and writers,” Times Higher Education, March 13, 2008

“A slide into mediocrity,” Times Higher Education, September 4, 2008

“A sour taste in celebrity confection,” Times Higher Education, November 6, 2008

“A tale of two women,” Channel, May/June 2009, p.11

“As a seagull to chips,” The Author, Spring 2008, pp.19-21

“As cool as the crickets,” Arts Hub, February 12, 2007

“Bad Wolf,” Arts Hub, October 24, 2005

“BA (Telemarketing), Online Opinion, October 27, 2005

“Beanbags, postbags and a new perspective,” Times Higher Education, October 30, 2008

“Behind the academic curtain,” Times Higher Education, December 12, 2013

“Bending men through Beckham,” The Age, March 5, 2003, p.6

“Beware writers bearing promises of the free internet,” Times Higher Education, October 21, 2009

“Beyond Baker Street,” Montage, Sunday Observer, April 1, 2012

“Beyond the seducer,” Arts Hub, June 17, 2005

“Billy Bragg: songs and revolution, pop and politics,” Online Opinion, October 7, 2003

“Black Angel,” Arts Hub, December 19, 2005

“Blind sides,” Times Higher Education, April 30, 2009

“Book of the week: Regionalism and the creative class,” Times Higher Education, September 11, 2008

“Book to the future,” Times Higher Education, July 15, 2009

“Boomers in thrall of a Wiki universe,” Times Higher Education, November 16, 2007

“Bringing them back to books,” Times Higher Education, March 9, 2011

“Bring on the books for everybody,” Times Higher Education, October 7, 2010

“Brother can you spell the time,” Times Higher Education, June 6, 2008

“Chapter and verse,” Times Higher Education, February 18, 2008

“Crystal meth on campus,” Campus Review, December, 2014 [Academia.edu]

“Come back Zenodotus. All is forgiven,” Times Higher Education, April 10, 2008

“Committed to fighting and thinking,” Times Higher Education, June 17, 2009

“Crystal meth on campus: plagiarism in our universities,” Campus Review, December 8, 2014

“Dealing with digital incontinence,” Times Higher Education, February 23, 2011

“Digital cultures,” Times Higher Education, June 16, 2011

“Digital storytelling,” Montage, Sunday Observer, April 29, 2012

“Digital stairways need wheelchair ramps too,” Times Higher Education, April 20, 2011

“Disconnected,” Times Higher Education, October 31, 2014

“Doctoring the system,” Times Higher Education, October 22, 2009

“Don’t let the big society squeeze out small but smart organizations,” Times Higher Education, August 25, 2010

“Downloading democracy” Times Higher Education, April 17, 2008

“e-fac 1.0,” Arts Hub, August 28, 2006

“Emotional truths,” Times Higher Education, December 29, 2008

“Examining the idiosyncrasies,” Times Higher Education, June 30, 2010

“Excellence through learning,” Academic Practices, No. 4, November 2009, p. 13

“Expectations should be high for academics as much as students,” Times Higher Education, March 23, 2011

“Eyes open, mouth shut,” Times Higher Education, January 21, 2009

“Five pieces of essential advice for new teachers,” TES Australia, April 17, 2014

“Fool’s paradise by the dashboard light,” Times Higher Education, October 16, 2008

“Forget the spanx, leaders of tomorrow,” Times Higher Education, September 9, 2009

“Freed speech,” Times Higher Education, September 11, 2008

“From little things big things grow,” Times Higher Education, November 18, 2009

“Geek chic,” Times Higher Education, May 29, 2008

“Getting a university education is not like grocery shopping,” Online Opinion, November 17, 2006

“Giving the sector the second degree,” Times Higher Education, March 11, 2010

“Global address system,” Times Higher Education, March 24, 2010

“Going Gaga,” Times Higher Education, May 6, 2010

“For whom the web knols,” Times Higher Education, October 2, 2008

“Here comes everybody,” Times Higher Education, April 3, 2008

“Her guitar wept and her voice soared,” Times Higher Education, January 8, 2009

“History as nostalgia, or one damn thing after another,” Times Higher Education, November 17, 2010

“Hits and misses,” Times Higher Education, June 5, 2008

“Hold it to teach it,” Times Higher Education, June 2, 2010

“Home and far away,” Times Higher Education, July 27, 2008

“How not to write a PhD thesis,” Times Higher Education, January 28, 2010

“How writing skills can be transformed through a shared personal tragedy,” Online Opinion, September 5, 2003, written with Angela Jones

“I don’t believe you. You’re a liar,” Arts Hub, November 17, 2005

“Ignorance is not an option,” Times Education Supplement, August 2, 2013

“I’m not going to be your monkey,” Times Higher Education, April 22, 2009

“I’m with stupid,” Arts Hub, June 16, 2006

“In defence of the viva,” The Australian, August 22, 2013

“International standard-bearers,” Times Higher Education, June 3, 2009

“Interview technique,” Times Higher Education, April 8, 2009

“In thrall and on call,” Times Higher Education, March 6, 2008

“In tune but out of time,” Times Higher Education, April 6, 2011

“I-podding i-dentity,” Arts Hub, April 12, 2006

“It’s all pants,” Times Higher Education, June 12, 2008

“It’s complicated,” Times Higher Education, May 15, 2014

“It’s time for academic access all areas,” Times Higher Education, August 14, 2008

“Just in case learning, just in time,” Times Higher Education, June 1, 2011

“Just what the doctorate ordered,” Times Higher Education, September 22, 2010

“Just what the doctorate ordered,” Campus Review, Vol. 23, No. 12, December 2013, pp. 26-27

“Kiwi culture goes GLAM,” Times Higher Education, July 31, 2008

“Learn from the greats,” Times Education Supplement, December 20, 2013

“Let’s hear it for the women,” Times Higher Education, October 9, 2008

“Life lessons from Generation X,” Times Higher Education, December 29, 2010

“Mad about the Boy (London),” Arts Hub, July 12, 2004

“Make the words work,” Times Higher Education, July 24, 2008

“Mantras for modern times,” Times Higher Education, November 27, 2008

“Mind change,” Times Higher Education, August 28, 2014

“Mixed emotions,” Times Literary Supplement, January 14, 2014, p. 21

“Moving stories,” Times Higher Education, February 11, 2009

“Moving with the times,” Times Higher Education, November 20, 2008

“Music and passion but never in fashion,” Times Higher Education, March 4, 2009

“Networking opportunities,” Times Higher Education, January 26, 2011

“No ‘me’ in ‘media,’ no ‘I’ in ‘news team,” Times Higher Education, February 28, 2008

“Nothing to lose but our mobiles,” Times Higher Education, April 3, 2008

“Nothing you learn at university has any relevance in the classroom,” EduResearch Matters, July 27, 2015

“NZ has more to offer than cheap lamb roasts,” Times Higher Education, September 21, 2009

“On the b-side of life,” Times Higher Education, May 8 2008

“Patient pop for an accelerated age,” Arts Hub, March 26, 2007

“Paying to get connected,” Times Higher Education, December 15, 2010

“Perth’s Spin,” Online Opinion, April 15, 2004

“Phoenix-like, old ways are transformed,” Times Higher Education, September 18, 2008

“Play it again,” Times Higher Education, August 26, 2010

“Play the low down campus blues for me,” Times Higher Education, August 7, 2008

“Playing pretend,” Times Higher Education, January 18, 2008

“Pocket(books) of resistance,” Times Higher Education, July 17, 2008

“Podcasts can lead us into the world of Supervision 2.0,” Times Higher Education, December 29, 2009

“Pop songs offer the perfect sonic handbag for bashing racism,” Times Higher Education, November 9, 2009

“Preservation orders,” Times Higher Education, May 18, 2011

“Print is dead: books in our digital age,” Times Higher Education, January 10, 2008

“Read this t-shirt first,” Times Higher Education, December 12, 2008

“Reading the comments,” Times Higher Education, August 27, 2015

“Ready meals for the mind,” Times Higher Education, December 16, 2009

“Research of Substance,” Times Higher Education, June 19, 2008

“Rediscovering the written word,” Times Higher Education, August 28, 2008

“Research for research’s sake,” Times Higher Education, October 9, 2009

“Rethinking the relationship between feeling and typing,” Times Higher Education, February 25, 2009

“Return of the Brain Changers,” Times Higher Education, March 17, 2009

“Reverting to type,” Times Higher Education, July 11, 2008

“Rewire,” Times Higher Education, September 5, 2013

“Ring of confidence,” The Sydney Morning Herald, March 23-24, 2002, pp. 6

“Schwarzenegger punches above his weight with book ban,” Times Higher Education, July 1, 2008

“Seismic shocks to an information infrastructures,” Times Higher Education, May 3, 2011

“She had issues: too many ‘blacks and homos’,” Times Higher Education, May 16, 2013

“Social media in an English Village,” Times Higher Education, April 21, 2016

“Something there is about you,” Times Higher Education, March 27, 2008

“So what is your area of research interest?” Times Higher Education, May 6, 2009

“Strange overtones, heroic undertones,” Times Higher Education, January 13, 2010

“Take note as another learning discipline slips away,” Times Higher Education, July 28, 2010,

“Take the heat out of the trial by fire,” Times Higher Education, April 21 2010

“Teaching: the overlooked research outlet,” Times Higher Education, September 18, 2008

“Terkel, Guthrie, Springsteen, Obama—and us,” Times Higher Education, November 13, 2008

“The app generation,” Times Higher Education, March 6, 2014

“The best of places to share uncomfortable words,” Times Higher Education, April 7, 2010

“The eighth deadly sin,” Arts Hub, February 9, 2006

“The end of shhhhhh in the library, Times Higher Education, October 20, 2010

“The end of the end of the century party,” Arts Hub, October 19, 2006

“The Finns have got it right,” Times Higher Education, August 11, 2010

“The gift of surprise,” Times Higher Education, May 22, 2008

“The hare or the tortoise?” Times Higher Education, July 31, 2009

“The iPad and the academy,” Times Higher Education, July 14, 2010

“The invisible support network,” Times Higher Education, December 1, 2010

“The isolation of the iPod people,” Times Higher Education, April 3, 2008

“The last punk,” Times Higher Education, April 24, 2008,

“The magic of face-to-face teaching,” Times Higher Education, August 21, 2008

“The making of the English Working Class,” Times Higher Education, June 25, 2009

“The potent pop soundtrack of our lives,” Times Higher Education, February 24, 2010

“The science of seeing,” Times Higher Education, January 12, 2010

“There is a light that never goes out,” Arts Hub, June 18, 2004

“The revolution will not be shushed: guerrilla librarians fight for literacy,” Online Opinion, July 23, 2003

“The shape of things to come,” Times Higher Education, September 25, 2008

“The start of a new chapter,” Times Higher Education, February 16, 2010

“The unsustainable shock of the new,” Times Higher Education, October 6, 2010

“The war on learning: gaining ground in the digital university,” Times Higher Education, July 31, 2014

“The world class is not enough,” Times Higher Education, June 16, 2010

“There’s nothing to gain from blame and shame,” Times Education Supplement, May 24, 2013

“They come not to teach,” Times Higher Education, July 3, 2008

“Things could be worse. You could be dead.” Times Higher Education, January 29, 2009

“This is why we can’t have nice things,” Times Higher Education, May 7, 2015

“Tighten your belts and prepare for a year of cut and thrust,” Times Higher Education, December 31, 2009

“Town and gown together,” Times Higher Education, May 19, 2010

“Trade routes of the mind,” Times Higher Education, November 3, 2010

“Transformations: Identity construction in contemporary culture,” Times Higher Education, December 4,2008

“Transforming learning: building an information scaffold,” Networks Magazine, No. 4, Summer 2008, pp. 16-21

“Two Bars,” Arts Hub, April 18, 2005

“Tuition fees have made choosing a degree like choosing fruit at a market,” The Guardian, April 3, 2009

“University 2.0,” Arts Hub, May 1, 2007

“Unlocking a single moment,” Times Higher Education, February 4, 2009

“Violence against women and sport’s culture of women as accessories,” Online Opinion, May 4, 2004, with Debbie Hindley

“Visions of the future,” Times Higher Education, January 14, 2009

“Vive le difference,” Times Higher Education, August 12, 2009

“We can’t let schools become book free zones,” Times Higher Education, May 29, 2008

“We’ve been tangoed,” Times Higher Education, December 4, 2008

“What about the women? Susan Hopkins’ Girl Heroes,” The Age, August 8, 2002, p. 6

“What did you do in the peace, Daddy?” Times Higher Education, May 15, 2008

“What’s now media?” Montage, Sunday Observer, March 18, 2012

“When excellence is not enough,” Times Higher Education, May 20, 2009

“Where fans put Franz before the archduke,” Times Higher Education, March 20, 2008

“With all due respect,” Times Education Supplement, June 14, 2013

“Why ‘consumers’ avoid the degree stores,” The Australian, December 4, 2002, pp. 26-27

“Writing by backlight,” Times Higher Education, May 1 2008

“Written evidence of the workings of the mind,” Times Higher Education, February 2, 2011

“You are not a gadget,” Times Higher Education, February 11, 2010

“YouTube has merit, but enough already of cat videos,” Times Higher Education, December 2, 2009