Dr Bill Birnbauer was a senior journalist, with more than 30 years experience at The Age, The Sunday Age and The Herald. He joined Monash University journalism in December 2008. Dr Birnbauer has reported on many high-profile issues and was The Age’s Chief of Staff, News Editor and Night Editor for almost six years.
At Monash, he was a Senior Lecturer and coordinated investigative reporting and feature writing units. He was a director of the journalism Masters program. He also created and was executive editor of mojonews.com.au.
He left Monash in early 2017 and now is an independent writer.