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Social trends commentator and author


Rebecca is a sought after commentator on social trends on radio, in print and on television. She is a regular guest on Q&A, The Drum and has appeared on Gruen Planet and Media Circus.

Current work

In 2014, Rebecca was the presenter of RN Drive on a Friday. She currently co-hosts a podcast with journalist Sarah Macdonald, Just Between Us, which explores a variety of issues of interest to women over 40.

Previous experience

Mind & Mood: For nearly nine years Rebecca was the director of The Mind & Mood Report, Australia's longest running social trends report, founded by Hugh Mackay. She worked closely with organisations, public and private, large and small, across Australia on social trends, consumer attitudes, helping them understand the mind-set of Australians. Today, Rebecca is Head of Research at Essential Media / UMR / ARC Public and she is a regular speaker, chair and forum guest at conferences.

Author: Rebecca is the author of numerous books; The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation, Eating Between the Lines: Food and Equality in Australia, The Italian Girl, and Does Cooking Matter?. Her most current book being Still Lucky: Why you Should Be Optimistic about Australia and it’s People. She was a feature writer for Australian Vogue and a columnist for BRW. She is a regular participant at writers and ideas festivals across the country.

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