SoundMinds is managed by two Executive Producers (Dallas Rogers and Michael Schubert) and a team of Producers.

DALLAS ROGERS: Executive Producer

DallasDr Dallas Rogers is an academic member of the Institute for Culture and Society and lecturers into the Urban Research Program within the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, at Western Sydney University.

Dallas’ research investigates the intersections between global cities, technology networks and housing poverty and wealth. Have a look at his academic work at

He has a Diploma in Digital Content Radio from the AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School), with training in locational sound recording and radio documentary. One of his radio documentaries was a part of the 2015 Festival of Urbanism.  Listen to  ‘Searching for the Mousetribe in the Confucian City’.

MICHAEL SCHUBERT: Executive Producer

MichaelMichael is Broadcast Manager at BayFM Community Radio in Byron Bay, northern NSW. He is a former academic with a background that includes a BSc in Biological Sciences [UNSW]; Master of Science and Society [UNSW]; and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology [UNE]. He was a foundation lecturer in the School of Natural & Complementary Medicine at Southern Cross University [SCU].

He has a Diploma in Digital Content Radio from the AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School) and works as an online health
consultant and digital content mentor. He creates radio pieces
including his weekly show mindwaves, which broadcasts the latest
SoundMinds podcast on Tuesdays at midday AEST. He also mentors the FRRR funded youth Project B.A.M.


Producers work with one of our Executive Producers on episodes in their area of expertise. Each producer is listed below with links to their episodes.


Jacqueline Nelson Dr Jacqueline Nelson is a Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Social Inquiry Program, at the University of Technology Sydney.  She is interested in how racism manifests, and exploring how we can respond to racism, both as individuals and by challenging cultures and practices that reproduce racism and inequality. In previous work, Jacqueline has examined local or place-based responses to racism and discourses of denial. Her Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research uses ideas of performativity to look at how people respond to racism within their own families.

Jacqueline has co-produced:


Dr Elizabeth Taylor is a Vice Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. Her interests are in policy-focused research across urban planning, housing markets, property rights and locational conflict and her research often makes use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). An increasing research focus is car parking policy. Elizabeth’s publications have explored the housing market implications of urban containment policies; the contested role of research in planning practice; and the ‘Not in My Back Yard’ (NIMBY) phenomenon. The latter includes food, waste and animal-based land uses – like intensive chicken farms – that expose contradictions in the distribution of rights associated with production and consumption.

Elizabeth has produced:

  • Factory Farming and urban planning: Killing two million birds with one zone with Dallas Rogers

    SARAH MARTIN : Producer

    SarahMartinSarah Martin, a producer from The Wire  and  Radio Adelaide made an audio interview for Storychaser  with Michael about the ideas behind In Search of Silence and the process of making a documentary.  Listen in to hear about the thinking behind the documentary, the value of critique and mentoring and why he got interested in silence in the first place.  Sarah is particularly focused on science journalism.  Her own documentary on genetically modified food Food For Thought is on the NFDS website.

Sarah has produced:|


SONY DSCAlejandra Villanueva is a Cultural Anthropologist, currently doing her PhD at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.  She’s interested in the significance of sporting practices in contemporary societies, and how by looking at sports we can understand the processes of gender identity construction, socioeconomic inequalities and the social structures that shape the ways in which we understand work and leisure.