Michelle Phillipov
This research is being conducted by Dr Michelle Phillipov. Michelle is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. She has published widely in the areas of media and cultural studies, with a particular focus on food politics, cultural controversy and ‘extreme’ cultures. Her books include Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits (Lexington Books, 2012) and Fats: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2016).

Erin Hawley
Erin teaches in the Journalism, Media, and Communications program at the University of Tasmania, and holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Murdoch University. She is passionate about all areas of media and communications, and alongside her work on this project she is interested in adaptation studies, children’s media, and media education. Erin is a research assistant on this project.

Katherine Kirkwood
Katherine is a PhD candidate from the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.  Her PhD, Constructing the ‘Everyday Foodie’: Contemporary Consumption and Identity, is focused on understanding the shopping, cooking, and eating habits of everyday Australians.  More specifically, it examines how these practices are shaped by food media, food industry and retailers.  Previously, Katherine has researched the impact of MasterChef Australia on its audience.  Katherine is a research assistant on this project.