Professor Catharine Lumby

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Research Projects

DP0667170: 2006 The Well-Rounded Person: The Role of Sport in Shaping Physical, Emotional and Social Development, with Prof EC Probyn; Dr JA O'Dea; Ms KM Albury

Large ARC Discovery Grant - Understanding Pornography in Australia - Co-investigators: Dr Alan McKee and Kath Albury - 2002-2004

Large ARC Discovery Grant - Girl Cultures: The Effect of Media on Young Women's Self-Representations - Co-investigator: Professor Elspeth Probyn - 2001-2003

Small ARC Grant - Ethical Issues in Youth Media Consumption - 2000

Current Research Interests

The history and contemporary shape of Australian and US television news and current affairs

The representation of gender in the media, popular culture and advertising

Young women, self-image and media consumption

Gender and sport

The cultural significance of celebrity

Media ethics

The media's role in shaping public debate Censorship, public policy and the production and consumption of porngraphy

Children and media consumption