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31 August 2021
I was humbled to win the Institute for Culture and Society round of the Three Minute Thesis recently. It was another quality competition with so many higher degree research students at the Institute leading fascinating projects.  Read more...
10 June 2021
I'm currently in my fourth year of completing my doctorate of philosophy and think I'm only starting to get my head wrapped around the philosophical aspects of this journey. Read more...
22 December 2020
This was the year of teleconferencing. Suddenly we were all thrust into a world where zoom (or teams or skype or facetime) was the app mediating our connection to both our professional and personal worlds.  Read more...
20 October 2020
About three months ago, I became a member of The Australian Sociologist's Association (TASA), the Australian Association of Adolescent Health (AAAH) and the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Joining these organisations added three new professional memberships to my list Read more...
7 August 2020
My first article on Selfies & Health was published on the Wellbeing Health & Youth website this week. Read more...
31 July 2020
I’ve been curating a list of helpful social media channels and apps over the past several months. When the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released their flagship report, Australia’s Health 2020 this week, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the recent statistics from this report. And give me a good reason to share the list of health-supportive apps and social media channels I have found or had recommended to me.  Read more...
23 July 2020
The Three Minute Thesis is a competition established by the University of Queensland to encourage doctoral students to communicate their research in accessible language. Participating universities usually have competitions within their schools or faculties and the winner then goes onto compete in a university-wide competition.  Read more...
23 June 2020
I've had a few people at the studio asking about strategies to increase weight loss so I thought I'd write a short article covering off on some of the basics. Read more...
13 May 2020
Whenever things are tough, I like to think about the positives. So, in the spirit of gratitude, I am sharing four positives to come out of COVID-19 for me. Read more...
14 April 2020
When I share my thesis title…. "the self, selfies and health identities" with interested persons it is notably only the brave (or those with time to spare) who venture to pose the question "what is identity?" 

It is a question not easily answered. And one I certainly didn't know how to answer at the start of this PhD journey. Read more...