Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australians foremost researchers on social trends. Rebecca has a background in publishing, academia and politics and holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies.
For nearly 9 years Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report, Australia’s longest running social trends report.She currently heads Vox Populi Research, as part of the CIRCA research group.
Rebecca is the author of numerous books including Still Lucky: why you should feel optimistic about Australia and its people (Penguin 2017) and Australia Fair: Listen to the Nation, the first Quarterly Essay for 2019. She also writes for The Guardian and co-presented the Guardian’s podcast Common Ground with Lenore Taylor in 2017. Rebecca is a broadcaster with the ABC and presents The History Listen each week on RN. She was a presenter of RN Drive on a Friday.
In addition to books, Rebecca has written extensively for essay collections, magazines, newspapers and online publications. She was a feature writer for Australian Vogue and a columnist for BRW and writes a column twice a month for ABC Life.
Rebecca co-hosts with Sarah Macdonald a comedy storytelling night and podcast called The Full Catastrophe. The Full Catastrophe book will be published by Hardie Grant in early May 2019.
Rebecca is on the Artistic Advisory Board of The Bell Shakespeare Company, is an adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales, is on the board of The Whitlam Institute and is a registered Commonwealth marriage celebrant.
Rebecca is married and the mother of three girls and lives in Sydney.