Rebecca Huntley


Rebecca Huntley is an Australian social researcher and expert on social trends. She is an author and researcher with degrees in law, a first-class degree in film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies. She has been a regular columnist for Business Weekly Review, a feature writer for Vogue and a radio presenter for ABC's RN. She regularly features on radio and TV, as well as being a regular guest at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and numerous writers’ festivals across Australia.

Huntley co-hosts a storytelling event at The Giant Dwarf in Sydney called ‘The Full Catastrophe’ with broadcaster Sarah Macdonald and since 2017 has been the head of research at Essential Media.

Her published books include: The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation (Allen and Unwin, 2006); The Italian Girl (UQP, 2012); Nonna’s Gnocchi (Little People Publishing, 2014); Does Cooking Matter? (Penguin, 2014); Still Lucky: why you should feel optimistic about Australia and its people (Penguin Random House, 2017), Australia Fair (Black Inc, 2019), and The Full Catastrophe (Hardie Grant, 2019)

Rebecca lives in Sydney with her husband and three daughters.

For enquiries about Rebecca’s publication, audio, film and TV rights, please contact Jeanne Ryckmans: