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Andrew Dodd

Associate Professor Andrew Dodd

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Andrew Dodd is Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. He was a broadcaster at ABC Radio National, where he presented several programs and founded the long running Media Report program and was a reporter at ABC TV's 7.30 Report. Andrew teaches Researching and Writing Stories and his latest book is Upheaval: Disrupted Lives in Journalism.

Email: adodd@unimelb.edu.au
@andrewdodd

Louisa Lim

Dr Louisa Lim

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Louisa Lim is Senior Lecturer in Audio-visual Journalism. She is an award-winning journalist who spent a decade in China for the BBC and NPR. Her book The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Email: louisa.lim@unimelb.edu.au
@limlouisa

Lucy Smy

Lucy Smy

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Lucy Smy is a Senior Lecturer specialising in business journalism. She is a former Financial Times journalist and has reported from Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. She co-ordinates International Traditions in Journalism, International Business Journalism and Global Crisis Reporting.

Email: lucy.smy@unimelb.edu.au

Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler

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Jo Chandler is an award-winning journalist and Editor of the Centre for Advancing Journalism’s flagship publication The Citizen. She is also a Senior Lecturer and coordinates the Newsroom and Investigative Journalism subjects in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs.

Email: jchandler@unimelb.edu.au
@jo_m_chandler

Liam Cochrane

Liam Cochrane

Liam Cochrane is Lecturer in Video Journalism. He was previously the ABC’s South-East Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok, travelling the Asia Pacific region filing for television, radio and digital platforms across the ABC. Liam teaches the subjects Journalism Project and Video Journalism.

Email: liam.cochrane@unimelb.edu.au
@Liam_Cochrane

Jeff Sparrow

Dr Jeff Sparrow

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Dr Jeff Sparrow is Lecturer in the Centre for Advancing Journalism and teaches the Non Fiction Writing, Change in Journalism and Journalism Thesis subjects in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs. He is also a writer, editor, broadcaster and Walkley award-winning journalist. He is a columnist for Guardian Australia, a former Breakfaster at Melbourne's 3RRR, and a past editor of Overland literary journal. His recent books include Provocations: New and Selected Writing and Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating.

Email: jeffrey.sparrow@unimelb.edu.au
@Jeff_Sparrow

Lisa Greenough

Lisa Greenough

Lisa Greenough coordinates the journalism internship subject in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs. She has extensive experience in broadcast and online journalism, having produced radio programs at the ABC and 3AW for presenters including Jon Faine, Virginia Trioli and Neil Mitchell.

Email: lisa.greenough@unimelb.edu.au
@LisaGreenough

Craig Butt

Craig Butt

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Craig Butt coordinates the Data Journalism and Researching/Writing Stories subjects in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs. He is also a journalist at The Age, where he specialises in data-driven journalism.

Email: craig.butt@unimelb.edu.au
@CraigDButt

tania lee

Tania Lee

Tania Lee co-ordinates Current Issues in Finance and is a journalist who has more than 10 years' experience as a reporter, digital producer and video journalist in China and Australia. Tania has worked for the ABC, The Age, Wall Street Journal, Agence France Presse, Reuters and China Daily. She is currently a digital content editor with SBS Chinese.

Email: tania.lee1@unimelb.edu.au

Sami Shah

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, journalist and comedian. He coordinates New Media: Harnessing Digital Disruption in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs. Sami writes for a variety of international and local media including The New York Times, Dawn and Times of India.

Email: sami.shah@unimelb.edu.au
@samishah

Dave Tacon

Dave Tacon is two-time Walkley Award-winning photojournalist. His other awards include a Foreign Press Association Award (UK) and a Quill Award. Dave has worked internationally for numerous magazines, newspapers and TV networks including The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, Vogue, The Monthly, The Age, CNN, Al Jazeera and the ABC. He teaches the Photojournalism subject.

Gina McColl

Gina McColl

Gina McColl is a lecturer in Investigative Journalism at the Centre for Advancing Journalism. Previously an award-winning journalist and editor at The AgeThe Sunday Age and BRW, she played a leading role in editorial independence, gender equity, public broadcasting and law reform campaigns as a director of the Walkley Foundation, vice-president of journalists’ union MEAA, and at the ABC and Andrew Denton's Go Gentle Australia. She is founder of investigative agency The Tell and media consultancy Women's Agency.

Email: gina.mccoll@unimelb.edu.au
@gcmccoll

Petra Stock

Petra Stock

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Petra Stock is a journalist with The Citizen and the recipient of the 2022 Schiavon Cadetship. She has reported for The Age, Australian Geographic, RenewEconomy, The Driven, Archer, and evtol.com. She is Melbourne Press Club's Student Journalist of the Year and was a finalist in Democracy's Watchdog's student investigative reporting award.

Email: p.stock@unimelb.edu.au
@StockPetra

Brad Buller

Brad Buller is a research assistant and tutor specialising in Australian and journalism history. He tutors in the subject Change in Journalism and is also a PhD candidate at Deakin University. His thesis is a biography of the celebrated journalist and newspaper editor Graham Perkin.

Email: bbuller@unimelb.edu.au
@bullerb1

Honorary Research Fellows

Dr Denis Muller

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Dr Denis Muller is Honorary Senior Research Fellow and coordinator of Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs. He is a former Assistant Editor (Investigations) of The Sydney Morning Herald and Associate Editor of The Age. He is the author of Journalism and the Future of Democracy, published by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2021.

Email: dmuller@unimelb.edu.au
@DenisJMuller

Dr Margaret Simons

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Margaret Simons is Honorary Principal Fellow and an award-winning freelance journalist, author and journalism academic. She is well known as a writer and thinker on the future of journalism. Margaret was a founding director of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative (2018-2021) and served as the inaugural Chair of Research (2018-2021). From 2012 until 2017 she served as Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Email: m.simons@unimelb.edu.au
@MargaretSimons