Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications, and Academic Director, Research for the College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
Libby Lester is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications, and Academic Director, Research for the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania.
She has authored, co-authored and co-edited six books and has been awarded three Australian Research Council discovery grants . Lester is also Australian leader of the EU-Australia funded exchange and research program, 'Europe and Australia in the World: Reporting Political, Social and Environmental Change.’
Her research has appeared in leading international journals, including Media, Culture & Society, International Communication Gazette, Journalism, Forestry, International Journal of Communication, Environmental Policy and Governance, and International Journal of Press/Politics.
She has been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. Her current research program is focussed on trade, resource extraction and supply, and environmental communications.