Current research students

Wan Admiza (PhD) ‘Local adaptation of global television strategies: Malaysian entertainment TV programs’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Terry Flew

Christina Appelt (PhD) ‘An analysis of the implementation of technological and policy innovation as a catalyst to achieve organisational and behavioural change’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Rachel Parker

Venu Arora (PhD) ‘Young People's Sexualities, Media Content and Impact: An exploration in the South Asian Context’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Jo Tacchi, John Hartley

Christina Ballico (PhD) ‘Bury me deep in isolation: An ethnomethodological study into a peripheral music industry’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Alice Lima Baroni (PhD) 'Community media photography and photojournalism in Brazil’s favelas' Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jean Burgess

Krystina Benson (PhD) ‘Influencing Public Opinion through Propaganda, Journalism and Popular Culture: The case of the Committee on Public Information’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Hartley

Boon Kiat Danny Boey (PhD) ‘The Culture-specificity of Horror Sources in Asian Horror Cinema’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Terry Flew

Alex Bradley (PhD) ‘The photographic other: Paradox in the cathexis of longing’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Elija Cassidy (PhD) ‘The role of Social Networking Sites in Brisbane's Gay Community’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jean Burgess

Kelly Choong (PhD) ‘In pursuit of the pink dollar: Creating value through sub-cultural understanding’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Greg Hearn

Rachel Cobcroft (PhD) ‘From 'Life Cache' to Common-Based Creativity: Longitudinal Ethnographic Examination of User Motivations for Online Content Creation in Flickr.com’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Axel Bruns, Brian Fitzgerald

Sandra Contreras (PhD) ‘The Strategic Aesthetics of love in advertising campaigns’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Jo Tacchi, John Hartley

Dylan Davis (PhD) 'Digital Design for Community Engagement, in the context of digital storytelling' Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Ellie Rennie 

Adrian Forest (PhD) ‘Spatiality In 3D Action Video Games’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Banks

Steven Gething (MA) ‘An analysis of the effectiveness of Australian copyright offences in the digital era’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Brian Fitzgerald

John Gilchrist (PhD) ‘The role of government as proprietor, preserver and use of copyright material’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Brian Fitzgerald

Barbara Gligorijevic (PhD) ‘From Consumer to Community: Factors of Influence in the Purchasing Decision Making Process’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Axel Bruns

Catherine Gomersall (PhD) ‘Femme fatalism and the fate of the 'goddette'’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Eryn Grant (PhD) ‘Critical Features of Multi-User Relationships in Independent Virtual Communities that Develops user Generated Content Successfully’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Banks

Benjamin Grubb (PhD) ‘Models for Community Telecentres, Information Delivery and content Creation: an exploration of emergent technologies for rural communities in the developing world’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jo Tacchi

Sandra Hanchard (PhD) ‘Generational Knowledge Transfer through Social Media’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Julian Thomas

Falk Hartig (PhD) ‘Confucius Institutes and the rise of China. How the People’s Republic uses its cultural institutions abroad to communicate with the world’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Terry Flew, John Hartley

Cathy Henkel (PhD) ‘Regional Development of Screen Industries in the Digital Era: Prospects for the Northern Rivers Regions of NSW’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Stuart Cunningham

Gabriele Hermansson (PhD) ‘Informing the political blogosphere: visualising breaking news in Australia and France’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Terry Flew

Tim Highfield (PhD) ‘Informing the political blogosphere: visualising breaking news in Australia and France’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Axel Bruns

Angela Lin Huang (PhD) ‘A Study of Beijing's Competitive Advantage as an Emergent Media Capital’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Stuart Cunningham

Jonathon Paul Hutchinson (PhD) ‘Collaborations, Connections and Consequences - A study on the effects of Pool and its community within the ABC’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Axel Bruns, John Banks, Oksana Zelenko, Sherre DeLys

Siti Isa (PhD) ‘An Exploratory Study of Cultural Tourism in Eastern City: Applying the Creative Cluster Concept’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Greg Hearn, Michael Keane

Abdalla Johar (PhD) ‘Doctrine of Fair Use in Digital Technology under the UAE Copyright Law’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Brian Fitzgerald

Julie Johnson (PhD) ‘Investigating info needs of web based clients’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Owen Johnston (PhD) ‘Holding Your Own: an analytical history of the policy program of Screen Producers Association of Australia 1956-2008’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Stuart Cunningham

Karen Kissane (PhD) ‘Quality journalism, vulnerability and ethics: writing about the Black Saturday Bushfires 2009’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Denise Meredyth

Woitek Konzal (PhD) ‘The experience of cinema in the interactive era: marketing and cinematic change’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: John Hartley, Stuart Cunningham, Jason Potts, David Court

Sen Lee (PhD) ‘News-making, Government Publicity, and Television in Post 1992 China: Television Station sin Guangdong’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Michael Keane

Damian Lewis (MA) ‘A Collaborative Content Production System for Youth Internet Radio’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jo Tacchi

Henry Li (PhD) ‘Seriously playful: the Uses of Networked Video Spoofs in China’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: John Hartley, Jean Burgess

Tim Lindgren (PhD) ‘Fashion entrepreneurs in Shanghai’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Justin O'Connor, Michael Keane

Angela McCabe (PhD) ‘An exploration into the operation of power relations and social identity within Industry and University research collaborations’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Rachel Parker

Marise McConaghy (PhD) ‘Creative leadership in a secondary school’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Ruth Bridgstock

Duncan McKay (PhD) ‘The Poet's Work: A study of Western Australian contemporary visual arts practices’ Edith Cowan University Supervisors: Lelia Green

James Meese (PhD) ‘Copyright and the political subject’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisors: Ramon Lobato

Steven Nicholls (PhD) ‘Constructing an identity as a consumer of scientific discussion and debate’ Edith Cowan University Supervisors: Lelia Green

Rami Olwan (PhD) ‘Copyright and Arabic Countries’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Brian Fitzgerald

Thomas Petzold (PhD) ‘The Uses of Multilingualism in Digital Culture.’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Hartley

Nicole Podleschny (PhD) ‘Games for change and transformative learning: An ethnographic case study’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Banks

Malcolm Pumpa (PhD) ‘The Design and Implementation of Virtual Reality Technology to Support the Expression and performance of Aboriginal Knowledge Traditions’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Erica McWilliam

Xiang Ren (PhD) ‘Redefining Knowledge Communication: Web 2.0 and the Digital Transition of the Academic Publishing Industry in China’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Hartley

Nirmal Rijal (PhD) ‘The Role of Media and Communication in Building Democracy and Governance and Promoting Freedom of Expression in Post-Conflict Transition’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jo Tacchi

Liu Rui (PhD) ‘Competition and Innovation: Independent Television Companies in China’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Michael Keane

Muna Sarimin (PhD) ‘Augmented Urban Spaces: ICT to Bridge the Physical and Digital City’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Rachel Parker

Kathrin Schmeider (PhD) ‘Participative photography & photojournalism’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Ellie Rennie

Pip Shea (PhD) ‘Network-making and Network-broking as Community Media Arts Practice’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Jean Burgess

Burcu Simsek (PhD) 'Using Digital Storytelling as a Change Agent for Women’s Participation in ‘the’ Turkish Public Sphere' Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: John Hartley, Jean Burgess

Selvie Sinaga (PhD) ‘The Impact of the TRIPS Agreement on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Indonesia: The Example of the Batik and Jamu Industries in the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java Province’ University of Wollongong Supervisor: Christoph Antons

Johnathon Stalely (PhD) ‘Film as voice .. Creative engagement across social boundaries’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisors: Ellie Rennie, Denise Meredyth

Kylie Stevenson (PhD) ‘Creative river journeys: Exploring postgraduate arts praxis through reflective practice’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Christine Teague (PhD) ‘Reducing risk and injury to Perth's Transit Officers’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Robyn Torney (PhD) ‘Conduit from the conservatory to employment in contemporary dance and theatre: a collective case study of graduate-performance-companies.’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Lynsey Uridge (PhD) ‘Media influences and Heartnet’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Sonja Vivienne (PhD) ‘Digital Storytelling as Everyday Activism: the Problems of Voice, Identity and Online Communication’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Dr Jean Burgess (Principal) and Distinguished Professor John Hartley (Associate)

Linda Watterson (PhD) ‘Between Culture and Creativity: Creative Entrepreneurs in Chaoyang District’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Michael Keane

Gregory Wee (PhD) ‘Film funding in Malaysia in the context of National Cinema’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Julian Thomas

Jeremy Weinstein (PhD) ‘Collaborative Film Studio Project’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisor: Trevor Barr

Wen Wen (PhD) ‘Planned or Spontaneous? - Comparative Study of Creative Precincts and Clusters in Brisbane, London, and Shanghai’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Hartley

Holland Wilde (PhD) ‘Cultural Farming: Ethnographic appropriation as critical recuperation of commonsensical journalistic TV/Media production’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisors: Phil Graham, John Hartley

Chris Wilson (PhD) ‘Frequently Modulating: Australian Radio's Relationship With Youth’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisors: Denise Meredyth, Julian Thomas

Katherine Wilson (PhD) ‘The New Luddites’ Swinburne University of Technology Supervisors: Julian Thomas, Klaus Neumann

Cynthia Witney (PhD) ‘A comparison of social network sites and online communities for the provision of advice, support and information: Guidelines for health professionals’ Edith Cowan University Supervisor: Lelia Green

Darryl Woodford (PhD) ‘Regulation of virtual words and related environments’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Banks

Shannon Wylie (PhD) ‘Front Row but Losing the Edge: Mapping, Evaluating and Improving the Australian Fashion Media’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: John Hartley

Seiko Yasumoto (PhD) ‘Re-Made in Asia: Transformation, pan- Asian Markets and Popular Culture’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Michael Keane

Elaine Zhao (PhD) ‘The role of Mobile Media in Building Consumer-Brand Relationship in China’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Stuart Cunningham

Ying Zhou (PhD) ‘The impact of institutional environment on firms' innovation decision making: comparing China and Australia’ Queensland University of Technology Supervisor: Rachel Parker