Merchant, Melissa

Murdoch University
Dr Melissa Merchant has a background in English literature and communications and cultural studies. She received her PhD from Murdoch University in 2013 where she also works in the School of Arts. Melissa has been published in the Journal of Interactive Media and has a forthcoming publication in The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media Studies. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University contributing to research projects investigating a variety of ways PWD use digital and online media, including digital television, video on demand and captioned lectures as part of online learning.


  • Articles
    While the television cooking genre has evolved in numerous ways to withstand competition and become a constant feature in television programming (Collins and College), it has been argued that audience demand for televisual cooking has always been high because of the daily importance of cooking (Hamada, “Multimedia Integration”). Early cooking shows were characterised by an instructional...Read more