Associate Professor Sharon Mascall-Dare

Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia

January 2023
Congratulations to MOCS member Sharon Mascall-Dare who has been awarded Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for her service to media as a journalist.
Sharon Mascall-Dare OAM is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia.
An award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author, her research interests are focussed on military identity, culture and communication. Her PhD (UniSA, 2013) was entitled ‘An Australian Story: Media and Memory in the Making of the Anzac Day.’
Sharon has served on the Government of South Australia’s Veterans’ Advisory Council and is a serving Australian Army Reserve Public Affairs Officer, posted to the Defence Command Support Training Centre. Her operational experience with the Australian Defence Force includes deployment to Iraq from 2016-17 where she served as the Public Relations Officer for Task Group Taji IV and on Operation Bushfire Assist during the 2019-2020 bushfires.
She is the founder and Honorary Chair of StoryRight, a not-for-profit program that supports veterans’ transition to civilian employment and an Ambassador for Military and Emergency Services Health Australia.