Academic publications

I’m a researcher and teacher at La Trobe University, Australia.

My research interests include refugee resettlement, humanitarian migration, digital media, mental health and wellbeing. I have presented at conferences in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Since 2016, I have taught a range of subjects in the Department of Social Inquiry.

Journal articles

The Nature and Impact of Informal Mental Health Support in an LGBTQ
Context: Exploring Peer Roles and Their Challenges

From Language Brokering to Digital Brokering: Refugee Settlement in a Smartphone Age (2021)

Digital Media and the Affective Economies of Transnational Families (2020)

Book chapters

A co-written chapter of mine appeared in Ways of Home Making in Care for Later Life, a book published through Palgrave Macmillan (2020)

Research reports

Lean on Me: Exploring Suicide Prevention and Mental Health-Related Peer Support in Melbourne’s LGBTQ communities (2021)

PhD thesis

Karen Humanitarian Migration and Smartphones: Video Calling in a Smartphone Age (2020)

Other links

Google Scholar profile

Research profile at La Trobe University