Helen Fordham researches in the area of media, public communication and cultural theory and her doctoral thesis was a history of the emergence of the western public intellectual. Helen’s research areas include digital media, media ethics, and the political impact of stories from the margins. She lectures at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and is the post graduate coordinator of the Masters in Strategic Communication. A former print journalist, publisher and corporate communications executive, Helen has managed cultural change and strategic communication for a range of organisations including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Australian Government Solicitor’s Office (AGS) and the WA Department for Community Development. As an international Rotary Scholar, Helen obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism from Michigan State University (MSU) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese History from the University of Western Australia. She also holds post graduate qualifications in management and teaching.