Community Panel member

Appointed August 2013

Academic, writer and editor, Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, where she has worked since 2005. She teaches graduate courses in feature writing and literary journalism and has research interests in breastfeeding, feminist theory, health communication and social media.

Since graduating in English Literature from Oxford University, Fiona has worked in publishing, editing and journalism, as well as academia, publishing numerous books, articles and chapters for scholarly collections. Her books include the co-edited Mediating Memory: Tracing the Limits of Memoir (2017), and Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts (2003); and her most recent publication is ‘Towards Social Maternity: Where’s the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad As a Case Study of Human Milk Sharing’, in Rhonda Shaw (ed) Bioethics Beyond Altruism (2017). She is currently co-editing a special issue of International Breastfeeding Journal on Breastfeeding in Public and writing a book on Literary Journalism in a Multimedia Age.

Fiona has two young adult sons, and lives in Sydney.