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Helen Wolfenden is a lecturer in radio at Macquarie University. Helen has spent much of her professional life as a radio broadcaster (presenter, producer, manager and researcher) with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Helen’s PhD focused on how ABC radio presenters construct an on-air identity. Her other practice-based research interests include podcasting, the role of radio producers and radio as a research tool. More broadly, Helen is interested in the intersect of professional and academic knowledge and their usefulness to each other.

Research interests

Helen is currently working on a collaborative paper that examines the process of converting practice based knowledge into forms that are appropriate for, and acceptable by, the academy.


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