Dr Kim Stewart

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    Station advocate for people with a disability, 4ZZZ; Trainer, Community Media Training Organisation

    Doctor of Creative Industries (Queensland University of Technology, 2019)

    Kim Stewart completed her Doctorate of Creative Industries in 2019.  She is also a social worker, sexual assault counsellor and board member of Community Radio 4ZZZ 102.1fm and trainer for the Community Media Training Organisation.  She coordinates the Ability Radio Project (winner of the 2015 Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting), which facilitates radio training groups for people with cognitive differences. With QUT students, she produces a weekly mental health and social justice radio show, Only Human, for Zed Digital.  Kim’s research includes developing disability awareness training for community radio stations in conjunction with the Community Media Training Organisation, to help facilitate the increased inclusion of people with a disability in the community media sector. Her research interests include community media, disability, feminism, grass roots action and social change

    Thesis title: Co-creative community radio for people with intellectual disabilities: The Ability Radio Project model

    • Principal supervisor: Dr Christina Spurgeon
    • Associate supervisor: Dr Niki Edwards