Selected publications

Recent journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers


  • McKee, A., Albury, K., Lumby, C. (2008), The Porn Report, Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press
  • Albury, K. (2002), Yes Means Yes: getting explicit about heterosex
    St Leonards: Allen & Unwin

Book Chapters

  • Albury, K. (2014) ‘Pornography’ in A Companion to the Australian Media, Brigid Griffin-Foley (ed), Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (in press, accepted February 2012)
  • Albury, K. and Lumby, C. (2010) ‘Sport, Sex and Politics’ in Media and Communications in Australia (3rd edition), Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (eds), St Leonards: Allen & Unwin
  • Albury, K. (2004) ‘Pornography’ in Perspectives in Human Sexuality, Gail Hawkes and John Scott (eds)Melbourne: Oxford University Press
  • Albury, K. (2003) ‘The Ethics of Porn on the Net’ in Remote Control: New Media, New Ethics, Catharine Lumby and Elspeth Probyn (eds), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press

Policy: Reports and Submission

  • Albury, K, Crawford, K, Byron, P & Mathews B (2013) Young people and sexting in Australia: ethics, representation and the law, Final Report, Sydney: Australian Research Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, University of New South Wales.
  • Carmody et al UTS report
  • Kath Albury, Paul Byron (2012) Young people and sexting in Australia: ethics, representation and the law, Working Paper December 2012, Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of NSW
  • Albury, Crawford sexting submission
  • Clifton Evers, Paul Byron, Kath Albury, Kate Crawford (2012) ‘Using New Media Cultures to Provide Sexual Health Information for Young Australians’ Journalism and Media Research Centre, UNSW/STI Programs Unit, NSW Health Department
  • Kath Albury and Estelle Noonan (2011) ‘Safer Sex Beliefs and Practices in Multi-Partner Heterosexuals’, Journalism and Media Research Centre UNSW/Family Planning NSW.
  • Catharine Lumby and Kath Albury (2008) Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in the contemporary media environment, Journalism and Media Research Centre, UNSW
  • Catharine Lumby, Wendy McCarthy, Kath Albury (2004) Playing By the Rules: On and Off the Field, University of Sydney/National Rugby League

Peer-reviewed articles in academic journals

  • Albury K (2014) Pornography and pedagogy, pornography as pedagogy, Porn Studies (in review, August 2013)
  • Albury, K (2014) Identity-plus?: bi-curiousity, sexual adventurism, and the boundaries of ‘straight’ sexual practices and identities. Sexualities (accepted August 2013)
  • Laplonge, D and Albury, K (2013) Mining Safer Masculinities M/C (details)
  • Byron, P., Albury, K., Evers, C (2013) ‘It would be weird to have that on Facebook”: Young people’s use of social media and the risk of sharing sexual health information.  Reproductive Health Matters, May (in press, accepted March 14)
  • Albury, K. (2013) ‘ Young people, media and sexual learning – rethinking representation’Sex Education, 13 (August), accepted 14 January.
  • Evers, C., Albury, K., Byron, P., Crawford, K. (2013) ‘Young people, social media, social network sites and sexual health communication in Australia: ‘This is funny, you should watch it’’, International Journal of Communication Volume 7, pp 263-280,
  • Albury, K and Crawford, K (2012) ‘Sexting, Consent and Young Peoples Ethics: Beyond Megan’s Story’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, June
  • Albury, K., Carmody, M. Evers, C., Lumby, C. (2011) ‘Playing by the rules: Researching, teaching and learning sexual ethics with young men in the Australian National Rugby League.’ Sex Education 11: 3, August
  • Lumby and Kath Albury (2010) ‘Too much? Too young?: The sexualisation of children debate in Australia’, Media International Australia No 135, May
  • McKee, A. Albury, K., Dunne, M., Grieshaber, S., Hartley, J., Lumby, C. and Mathews, B. (2010) ‘Healthy Sexual Development: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Research ‘, International Journal of Sexual Health, 22: 1
  • Albury, K. (2009) ‘Reading Porn Reparatively’, Sexualities, 12
  • Lumby, C and Albury, K (2008) ‘Homer versus Homer: Digital media, literacy and child protection’ Media International Australia, (incorporating Culture and Policy), No 128, August
  • Albury, K. (2001) ‘Full-body-mega-kundalinigasm: sacred sex and sexual politics’ Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 15: 2
  • Albury, K. (1999) ‘Spaceship Triple J: making the national youth network’, Media International Australia (incorporating Culture and Policy) No 91, May
  • Albury, K. (1999) ‘Instant Sexpert: academic expertise and media experiences’ Media International Australia (incorporating Culture and Policy) No 92, August
  • Albury, K. (1998) ‘Spanking stories: reading and writing bad female heterosex’ Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies12: 1
  • Albury, K. (1997) ‘Homie-Erotica’: Heterosexual Female Desire in The Picture‘, Media International Australia, No 84, May

Peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings

Albury, K., Funnell, N. and Noonan, E. (2010), The politics of sexting: Young people, self-representation and citizenship. In Media democracy and change: Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, ed. K. McCallum. Canberra, July 7 – 9.  ISBN 987-1-74088-319-1. html.

Introduction to peer-reviewed journal special issues

Albury, K. and Lumby, C (2010), ‘Introduction: Children, young people, sexuality and the media’, ‘Children, Young People, Sexuality and the Media’ K. Albury and C. Lumby (eds) Media International Australia, No 135, May