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Regular column on books, writing and literature ("Portable Magic") at The Conversation.


Public Talks

Panellist, 'From Cinderella to Telenovelas, New Narratives of Girlhood in a Globalized World'. Melbourne Free University, 3 Dec. 2015.

Chair, Making Public Histories seminar on Alice in Wonderland, State Library of Victoria, 26 Nov. 2015.


Invited speaker, University of Melbourne Outlook Rural Health Club annual dinner, 17 Oct. 2015.


Chair, “Let’s Talk About Sex” panel, Word for Word: National Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong, Victoria, 12 Sept. 2015.


Feminism Today, 'We are the 50%' series, Deakin University, Burwood, 17 August 2015. Audio recording with slides.

'Brave Daughters of the Empire: British and Australian Girls' Fiction, 1900-1930.' Reading Adventures public lecture program, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 5 August 2015.

'What if Popular Culture Wasn't Sexist?', Melbourne Free University, 16 November 2012.

'From Prim and Proper to Pole Dance: Girls, Sex and Popular Culture.' Wheeler Centre 'Lunchbox/Soapbox', Melbourne, 4 October 2012

Guest lecturer on beauty in Victorian girls' and women's magazines, The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne, 4 April 2012   

Guest speaker on Girl Guide history, International Women’s Day Centennial Lunch, University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association/AWCUM, 7 March 2011

Guest lecturer on Romantic childhood, The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne, 23 March 2011


Articles About my Research

Vince Chadwick and Rachel Wells, 'The "Little Tramp" Paradox: Don't Blame the Kids', The Age, 4 October 2012


Radio and Television Interviews

Interview with Ali Clarke on the history of cosmetic surgery, ABC Adelaide, 3 May 2016.

Interview on witches in history, film and television, ABC Overnights, 9 January 2016.

Interview on “mad witches” and gender, 2Ser Sydney, 9 January 2016.

Interview on Christmas in classic literature,  ABC Adelaide, 18 December 2015.

Interview with Michael Mackenzine on RN Afternoons on literary tourism, Radio National, 22 June 2015. Recording available.

Interview with Raphael Epstein on fairy tales, 774 ABC Melbourne, 7 May 2015.

Interview with Mike Jeffreys on feminism and breast implants, 2UE Sydney, 30 April 2015.

Interview with Natasha Mitchell on 'Life Matters' about young girls and princess culture, ABC Radio National, 27 March 2015. Recording available.

Interviews on ABC Melbourne and ABC Perth on the ethics of publishing and the Belle Gibson Whole Pantry scandal, 17 March 2015.


Interview with Derryn Hinch on Hinch Live, Sky News, on women in politics, 14 February 2015. Video available.

Interview with Stan Thomson on ABC South East on gender neutral toys and No Gender December, 8 December 2014. Recording available.


Interview with Rod Quinn on ABC local 'Overnights' on the future of libraries in the digital age, 2 May 2014. Partial recording available.

Interview with Dr Rebecca Huntley on Radio National 'Drive', on the history of women's participation in the military, 25 April 2014. Recording available.

Interview with Katrina Davidson on ABC Brisbane on fatphobia, 2 March 2014. Recording available here. 


Interview with Angela Catterns on 2UE (Sydney) on the Schapelle Corby telemovie, 6 February 2014.


Interview with Stan Grant on Sky News on the media interest in Schapelle Corby, 5 February 2014.

Interview with James Valentine on ABC Sydney on the Schapelle Corby telemovie, 5 February 2014.

Interview with Ian Henschke on ABC Adelaide on fatphobia and The Biggest Loser, 4 February 2014.

Interview with Genevieve Jacobs on ABC Canberra on The Biggest Loser, 28 January 2014. 


Weekly from Sunday 3 February 2013: "Scary Fairy Tales" on Sunday with Libbi Gorr (10am-12pm), 774 ABC Melbourne. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood.


Interview on 'The Project' on the entry of women into combat roles in the Australian Defence Force, Channel 10, 21 October 2012

Interview with Derryn Hinch on 'Drive' on girls, sex and popular culture, 3AW (Melbourne), 4 October 2012

Interview with The Breakfasters on girls, sex and popular culture, RRR (Melbourne), 2 October 2012

Interview with Francis Leach on the Lingerie Football League, Grandstand Breakfast, ABC Radio, 8 June 2012

Interview with Mike Welsh on the Lingerie Football League, 2CC Drive Show (Canberra), 6 June 2012

Panel on fairy tales with Libbi Gorr and Dave O'Neil, ABC Radio Melbourne, 25 March 2012 

Interview with Sonya Feldhoff on 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession, ABC Adelaide, 6 February 2012


‘Drive’ with Lindy Burns, ABC Radio Melbourne, 13 October 2011

Interview on the royal wedding, ‘Life Matters’, ABC Radio National, 28 April 2011

Television interview on the royal wedding, ‘ABC News Breakfast’, ABC 2 and ABC News 24, 29 April 2011

Interview on the royal wedding, ABC Radio Melbourne, 29 April 2011

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