The Distillery

Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.

Episode 25 – Courtney Vowles

Courtney Vowles

6 June 2020 2:00 PM

Courtney Vowles is an author and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. After completing her Bachelor's degree in English and Media, with a double minor in Creative Writing and Language Teaching, Courtney moved from New Zealand to Australia and began working as a copywriter. During the process of co-authoring The Parents’ Survival Guide to Children, Technology & the Internet, Courtney discovered a passion for youth online safety advocacy, which led to her return to studies. Courtney’s PhD research is centred around sexting and image-based abuse, with particular emphasis on how educational materials targeted to teens and young adults reinforce victim blaming; consequently compounding harm and inhibiting help-seeking behaviours for people whose nude images are redistributed without consent.