Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award, Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (2017)

Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (2010)

University Medal in Arts, Murdoch University (1996)


Doctor of Philosophy (2004) UNSW Sydney.

Looking after yourself: The cultural politics of health magazine reader letters
Supervisors: Catherine Waldby, National Centre in HIV Social Research and Philip Bell, School of Media and Communications.

Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours (1997) Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

Undergraduate double major: Communication and Media Studies; Comparative Literature

Repeat-the-Beat: Industries, genres and citizenships in dance music magazines
Honours Supervisor: Alec McHoul.

Public lectures

Queer families: Documenting stories of adversity, diversity and belonging (22 February 2018). 2018 CSRH Sex(uality) Lecture, Part of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. Introduction by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and moderated by journalist and writer Amy Coopes. Darlinghurst.

Workforce worries: The changing worlds of HIV medicine and the GPs who provide it (August 2011). Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research Lecture. Co-sponsored by the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Academy of the Social Sciences. UNSW Kensington.

Opinions and viewpoints

Sex-positive parenting (22 May 2019) By the Bi podcast.

Reproductive justice (15 May 2019) By the Bi podcast.

Same sex parent separation (2 Feb 2018) Life Matters, Radio National.

Episode 1: my health, our family (17 May 2017) Sydney Sexual Health Centre podcast.

What Our Leaders Could Learn About Acceptance From My Religious Grandmother. The Huffington Post, 8 August 2017.

How My Faith In St George Helped Me Understand Sexuality.The Huffington Post, 2 March 2017.

Can we update the godparent tradition to better fit all families?  The Huffington Post, 23 December, 2016.

Viewpoint: Appreciating doubts about HIV medicine. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2015.