Catharine Lumby is a Professor in Media at Macquarie University. She has a BA (Hons)/LLB from Sydney and a PhD in Media and Communication from Macquarie University. Professor Lumby was the foundation Chair of the Media and Communications Department at Sydney University and the foundation Director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at UNSW. She is a well-known public commentator on sex, gender and media and a former journalist working at the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC. She is the author of six books and is currently writing a literary biography of the Australian author Frank Moorhouse.