Assoc Prof Verena Thomas

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Studies In Human Society
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing
Language, Communication And Culture
Law And Legal Studies
Medical And Health Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Information And Computing Sciences

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Areas of interest: Arts-based Research, Action Research, Cross-cultural Research, International Development, Communication for Development

PhD (University of Tech., Sydney)

Verena Thomas is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests include communication and social change, communication for development, health communication, arts-based research approaches, visual methodologies and participatory design.

Verena has developed innovative and creative approaches to localising research in cross-cultural contexts. She is the founding Director of the Centre for Social and Creative Media at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, which she led from 2012-2016. Verena has led over 20 projects funded by donor agencies, government and non-government partners. She has extensive experience in research and media capacity building in the Pacific region.

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  • UNDERSTANDING TRANSFORMED PERPETRATORS OF SORCERY VIOLENCE AND THEIR ROLES IN DEVELOPING PREVENTION STRATEGIES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Christina Spurgeon, Dr Jackie Kauli
  • Embodied Futures: weaving Futures Thinking, Applied Theatre and Community Development in creative embodied practice
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof
  • Harnessing local knowledge to assist gender education in early childhood learning in Papua New Guinea
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jackie Kauli, Dr Oksana Zelenko
  • Capturing and Sharing Experiences of Settlement Communities in Papua New Guinea - Understanding Migration, Safety and Processes of Mediation
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Laurie Buys, Dr Jackie Kauli
  • Exploring the potential for storytelling as a way of culturally mapping water resources in the Solomon Islands
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Christina Spurgeon
  • Co-designing financial management capacities of community based organisations in Papua New Guinea
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Belinda Luke, Dr Jackie Kauli