Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost researchers on social trends. She has a background in publishing, academia and politics. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies. For nearly nine 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. She 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. Her next book will be published in 2020 by Murdoch Books on climate change and emotion. 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 is also a book (Hardie Grant).