Dr Cristiana Linthwaite-Gibbins specialises in 21st century Australian popular music history, and the intersection between music and national identity throughout the 19th to 21st centuries. She completed her doctorate at The University of Queensland in 2019. Her thesis presented a new methodology for examining national identity in contemporary popular music, and drew on insights from Australian musicians and members of the music industry. Dr Linthwaite-Gibbins is working concurrently between The University of Queensland as a casual academic, and the Australian Public Service. She contributes to courses at the School of Music relating to popular music, media and cultural studies.