Deb teaches in the Journalism program in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. She is also a features writer on issues of higher education and research for Melbourne’s broadsheet daily newspaper, The Age.
She has extensive experience in news journalism and production, having worked with the press in Australia and abroad. Deb’s interest in grounded, interpretive research is reflected in her PhD, a world-first study in oral history that documents the lived experience of drought and perceptions of climate change (2004-07), which is the basis for a book (forthcoming).
Her fascination with climate likely stems from her youth spent in the Wet Tropics, on a dairy farm in far north Queensland.