"Paul likes to climb intellectual pillars in the pursuit of knowledge,
and then attempt to break his neck by doing backflips off them."
CK, 1999


  • What is normal?, ABC Radio, Sunday, 27 December 2020, and replayed Saturday, 2 January 2021, Interview by Ashwin Segkar.

  • Prah, E. (2019) An interview with Paul Mason. Anthropology Southern Africa, 41(4), 323-326. https://doi.org/10.1080/23323256.2018.1512372

  • Followup with Paul Mason about tuberculosis, Interviewed by Nerina Finetto, Traces.Dreams, 24 March 2018.

  • Why does tuberculosis still kill, Interviewed by Nerina Finetto, Traces.Dreams, 4 January 2017.

  • 3MBS Classic FM 103.5FM, Sunday, 24 March 2019, Interview by Susan Porter for the segment, "Reflections", replayed Wednesday, 24 March 2021.

  • ABC Local Radio, Brisbane, Sunday, 17 March 2019, Interview by Ashwin Segkar.

  • Golden Days Radio 95.7FM, Friday, 23 March 2018. Interview by Larry James.

  • The future of biobanks, 2SER 107.3FM, Sunday, 9 October 2016. Interviewed (and produced by) Sam King.

  • The world's number one infectious killer, 2SER 107.3FM, Saturday, 6 August 2016. Produced by Sam King.
    Winner of Best Audio Story, The Annual Ossie Awards, 2016.

  • Global Tuberculosis Awareness, Interviewed on World TB Day by Jessica Klajman on 2SER 107.3FM, Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Produced by Joel Vouzakis.

  • Scientists take proactive approach in tuberculosis battle, Interviewed by Stephanie Smail on ABC Radio, Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

  • Interview about Tuberculosis in Vietnam, Radio Ca Mau, Vietnam, Saturday, 27 September 2014.

  • Interview about the Centre International Francophone des Rencontres Universitaires with Radio Host Johan Gand on 101.3 FM France Bleu Auxerre at the Mayor’s office in Auxerre, France, on Saturday, 7 July 2012.

  • Interview about Population Growth with Radio Host, Angela Owens, on ABC Central West Radio, NSW, Australia. Tuesday, 1 November 2011.

  • "Is it Selfish to be childless?" Discussion with Mandy and Wilko on 104.5 Star FM, Sydney, Australia. Wednesday, 26 October 2011.

  • Interviewed with Alain Doron by Philipe Louat for RCF 94.7 FM Saint Etienne, France. Monday 28 June, 2010 (replayed Tuesday, 29 June, 2010).

  • Interviewed by Ija Mariza Miradonna for Dian 97.8 FM, Padang Panjang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia. Monday 7 April, 2008.

  • Interviewed by Andri Herdiansyah about Pencak Silat Seni for Trijaya 91.3 FM, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Monday 31 March, 2008.

  • Interviewed by Dwita Norfalinda S.Sn, on Radio Pemda 103.5 FM Batu Sangkar about Sanggar Seni Gugun Batuah in Pasie Laweh and the health of Minangkabau arts and culture in Batusangkar, 8 January 2008.

Science commentary

Journal acknowledgements

Newspaper appearances

TV Interviews

STV Bandung interview excerpt

  • Interviewed (22 May 2014) by Miro Branković from Croatian National Television, HRT, about nonverbal communication for a forthcoming documentary series to be broadcast in the primetime slot on Croatian National Television's channel one. (Producer Branko Lustig, Director Jiri Menzel, and Actor David Suchet)

  • Interviewed for MetroTV Indonesia about Indonesia Day at Paul Keating Park in Bankstown, Australia, on Saturday 9th August 2008. Aired on MetroTV Tuesday 19 August 2008.

  • Interviewed by Mitha Imoruya on Hati ke Hati, STV, Bandung, Indonesia, 7:30pm Monday 25 February, 2008. (Replayed Monday 7 April, 2008).

  • Interview about Tabuik, a local festival in Pariaman 20 January 2008, shown nationally in Indonesia on TransTV, 25 Friday 2008.


Votes are in! Lecturer of the Year Awards, teche Macquarie University's Learning and Teaching Blog, Written by Lucy Arthur, 27 January 2015.

Macquarie Dominates the Lecturer of the Year Awards, teche Macquarie University's Learning and Teaching Blog, Written by Lucy Arthur, 22 May 2014.

From Biological to Cultural Diversity, Macquarie Matters, 2 July 2013.

Top of their Game: Macquarie's Top Ten, Macquarie Staff News, pp. 2-3. Written by Amanda Leverett, 19 June 2013.

Arts lecturers amongst Australia’s top 80, Arts News, 18 April 2013.

From Biological to Cultural Diversity, Arts News, 18 April 2013.

Distinguished Speaker Series celebrates tomorrow's global leaders, Macquarie Globe, Edition 22, written by Stacey Younan, 26 October 2011.

Defence for an Anthropology Thesis, Macquarie Globe, Edition 37, 16 September 2009.

Fighting for a PhD, Macquarie Globe, Edition 21, 22 May 2009.

From Coursework to Fieldwork, Macquarie Globe, Edition 48, 26 November 2008.

Indonesian Cultural Research that moves you, Macquarie Globe, Edition 43, 22 October 2008.

Passion for Research and Music Combined, Macquarie Globe, Edition 35, 27 August 2008.

Interviews on the Internet


  • Great Scot, (2012)
  • Jacques Berlier (2010) "Le mot du President", Le programme des Amis du Musée d'Art Moderne de St Etienne, number 7, September, page 1.