Margaret is an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.
From 2012-2017 Margaret was Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism and the Co-ordinator of the innovative Master of Journalism degree at the University of Melbourne. Before joining the University of Melbourne, she was convenor of Journalism at Swinburne University of Technology.
Margaret was the founding chair, and remains a board member of, the Public Interest Journalism Foundation. She is also a principal of the Media, Education, Training and Advice (META) Centre, where she provides training services to a variety of news organisations and tertiary institutions.
She has won a Walkley Award, two Quill awards, has published 10 books and holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney.