Her previous appointments were in the School of Behavioural Health Sciences at LaTrobe University and in the School of Education at Monash University. She is the foundation editor of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and is an experienced researcher being the author of Health in Australia: Sociological concepts and issues now in its 3rd edition and a standard text in 19 Australian Universities. She has written three books on qualitative research: Qualitative Research in Health: An introduction (Allen and Unwin and Sage International, 1999); New Approaches in Social Research (London Sage publications, 2004) and Qualitative Data Analysis. (London: Sage 2007).as well as Paramedics in Australia: Contemporary challenges of practice. Australia: Pearson Press, 2008).