I am a design researcher working at the intersection of technology and communication. My work focuses on how social, mobile and physical computing can be designed for public-interest values. I use qualitative methods to investigate situations and prototype novel ways to address them. I came to research following an international career as a journalist and news designer. I am motivated by a desire to effect real-world change through storytelling and human-centred design.


Academic, University of Queensland
Brisbane / 2009 —present

  • Teaching and research, School of Communication & Arts
  • Director of Engagement, School of Communication & Arts
  • Affiliate, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
  • Member of the Human Centred Computing research group
  • Previous positions: teaching-focused academic, industry consultant

Director, NewsCubed
Brisbane / July 2014—June 2017

  • Founded early-stage startup to develop the NewsCube

Interactive producer, Financial Times
London / April 2003—December 2008

  • Produced interactive content and managed online news packages
  • Sub-editor, international companies news

Early career
London, Bangkok, Australia / 1997—2003

  • Various editing and reporting positions at regional, national and international news publications. Media included print, television and online.


Doctor of Philosophy
Interaction Design
The University of Queensland / 2017

Graduate Diploma
Digital Media Management
University of London, Birkbeck / 2008

Bachelor of Business
Queensland University of Technology / 1997