Teaching Staff

  • Associate Professor Philip Chubb

    Associate Professor Philip Chubb is the Head of Journalism and teaches the core unit Research and Writing. Before joining Monash in 2008, Phil enjoyed a career in journalism and multimedia publishing that saw him publish books, create TV documentaries and win many of the country’s top awards, including a Gold Walkley and a Logie.

  • Dr Deb Anderson

    Dr Deb Anderson is coordinator of the Journalism master’s program and teaches the core unit Journalism in Society. Deb’s journalism career before joining Monash was as a features writer and sub-editor at The Age in Melbourne and Sydney Morning Herald. She also had extensive journalism and production experience both in Australia and abroad.

  • Dr Nasya Bahfen

    Dr Nasya Bahfen previously worked as a radio and online journalist and producer for ABC Radio Australia and SBS. Her freelance writing and commentary includes feature articles and opinion pieces for The Age, Daily Life, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and the Brunei Times; and hour-long radio documentaries for ABC Radio National and ABC Grandstand Digital. 

  • Mr Bill Birnbauer

    Mr Bill Birnbauer is one of Australia’s most senior journalists, with more than 30 years experience at The Age, the Sunday Age and The Herald. He joined Monash University Journalism in December 2008. He has reported on many high-profile issues and was The Age’s Chief of Staff, News Editor and Night Editor for almost six years.