Academic roles

Dean of graduate research and professor of cultural studies, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, February 2016 to present

Professor of education and head of the School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Burlington and Dubbo, Australia, December 2012 to February 2016

Professor of creative media and head of photography and creative media, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK, April 2012 to December 2012

Professor of communication, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario, Canada, July 2011 to April 2012

Professor of media, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, July 2006 to June 2011

Associate professor of media, communication and cultural studies, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, January 1997 to July 2006

Lecturer in media and communications, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia, July 1995 to December 1996

Lecturer in cultural history, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, June 1994 to July 1995

Teaching awards

Winner, Teaching Excellence Award (for undergraduate and postgraduate education), University of Brighton, 2009, and nominated in 2010 and 2010 (former winners are not permitted to win the award for a second time)

Winner of the Supervisor of the Year, Murdoch University, 2005

Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award, Murdoch University, 2005

Winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Equity (Disabilities) Award, Murdoch University, 2000

Winner of the Australian Award for University Teaching, Federal Government of Australia, 1998

Winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, Murdoch University, 1997

Writing awards

Dean’s Prize, Masters of Education with Honours, University of New England, April 2007

Digital Dieting nominated for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2014

Thinking Pop and Digital Dieting listed as the Times Higher Education book of the week

Digital Hemlock was nominated and short listed for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 2003

“Top twenty five hottest articles for Museum Management and Curatorship,” Science Direct at Elsevier, for the article “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. This article was positioned 13th on the ranking.


Doctor of Philosophy (passed without correction), Murdoch University, 1995

Master of Arts by Research in History (passed with distinction), University of Western Australia, 1992

Master of Letters in Cultural Studies, Central Queensland University, 1995

Master of Education with First Class Honours, University of New England, 2006

Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in History, University of Western Australia, 1990

Bachelor of Literature and Communication, Murdoch University, 1992

Bachelor of Education (passed with distinction), Central Queensland University, 1998

Graduate Diploma of Internet Studies (passed with distinction), Curtin University, 2001

Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic Tourism, Southern Cross University, 2016

Research links and profiles

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