Why did you choose to do a research degree with Swinburne?
I was working on a book on asylum seekers and their supporters. Swinburne’s then journalism program director Meg Simons suggested that I consider completing a research degree.
What is your research topic?
I am examining the extent to which a grassroots theatre production acted as a counter-narrative in the early 2000s when research overwhelming suggests media coverage was compromised by Federal Government propaganda.
"I've enjoyed the privilege of returning to study after decades in the workforce, engaging with other students and great supervisors. "
What are the best aspects of your PhD candidature?
I’ve enjoyed the privilege of returning to study after decades in the workforce, engaging with other students and great supervisors. I’ve gained a unique opportunity to explore issues that continued to concern me after leaving The Age in 2009.