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ABC Ramp Up
I've been writing for the ABC's disability portal RampUp since December 2010. My published articles are below:
Are You Defined By What You Can't Do?
Can You Name the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers in the Gillard Government?
The NDIS; All Style and No Substance?
Does it Matter Whether Angry Cripple is Actually A Cripple or Not? You Bet It Does
Would You Rather A Set Top Box Or Some Workplace Support?
Disability; No Cause For Celebration
Bishop Gets It Wrong On Disability
A Special School Success Story
Dating and Disability: An Adventure Online
Will Disability Win You an Oscar? You Bet
'Just Buzz Me When You're Done'
I have also written for The Punch, an opinion based website (Published by News Corporation)
Carers Step Off And Let People With Disabilities Speak
I am currently undertaking a PhD in Political Science at Griffith University in Brisbane on a full academic scholarship.
My thesis studies the relationship between party and democratic leadership. It aims to explore the ways in which the practice of political leadership is subject to a tension between the need to be responsive to a party’s supporters and to the electorate at large. This study will focus upon the inherent tension of what the public wants in a Prime Minister, and who a party will elect to be its leader.
I also have two undergraduate university degrees including First Class Honours in Political Science. For this I wrote a thesis on Mark Latham's leadership of the Australian Labor Party during the 2004 federal election and delivered a conference paper on the subject to a national audience of academics.