Andrea’s doctoral thesis compared the consumption of online technologies by Australian (Monash) and North American (City University of New York) journalism students.

International research fellowships:

Andrea has had 4 sabbaticals overseas, 2 at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Brooklyn College Radio (2005, 2009) which housed the first net-only student radio station in the United States. In March 2013 Andrea secured a research residency at the prestigious, Dolph Briscoe Centre for American History at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) to study global music cities. In April 2013 she continued her research at Freie Universitat’s Institute for Arts and Media Management in Berlin (Germany).

Andrea’s research interests are wide ranging across the practice and theory of journalism:

Digital and broadcast histories; global journalism and notions of press freedom, urban and regional press, alternative/radical media, arts journalism; cities as musical capitals, journalists as the creative class.

Since 2002 Andrea has been a regular delegate at the annual International Association for Media and Communications Conferences (IAMCR) and has received widespread media coverage about her research via the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio and TV; Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Online and Radio; The Age, Australian, Yahoo Asia, UK’s Evening Standard and Education Times, NewStatesman (UK).

Research Projects and Grants:

Secured more than $120,000 from internal and industry grants for research projects.