Completed Research Students and Projects

2018

Ella Chorazy

PhD, 2018

Thesis title: Spin un-spun: unravelling cultural representations and Australian understandings of public relations

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew

Sara Ekberg

PhD, 2018

Thesis:  The role of organizational integrity in responses to pressures: A case study of Australian newspapers

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Patrik Wikström
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Per Davidsson
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Folker Hanusch

Ariadna Matamoros Fernández

PhD, 2018

Thesis: Platformed racism: The mediation and circulation of the Adam Goodes booing and war dance controversy on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Nic Suzor
  • External supervisor: Dr Timothy Highfield

Fiona Suwana

PhD, 2018

Thesis: Digital media literacy and Indonesian young people: Building sustainable democratic institutions and practices

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Angela Romano
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington

Sonam Tobgye

PhD, 2018

Thesis: Digital transformation in Bhutan: Culture, workforce and training

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Clive Bean
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Emma Baulch

Jing Zeng

PhD, 2018

Thesis: Contesting rumours on social media during acute events: The 2014 Sydney Siege and 2015 Tianjin blasts

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns

2017

Jacinta Buchbach

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Social media policies and work: Reconciling personal autonomy interests and employer risk

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Nic Suzor
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Matthew Rimmer

Cameron Cliff

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Transmedia storytelling strategy: How and why producers use transmedia storytelling for competitive advantage

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Jon Silver
  • Associate supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham

Stefanie Duguay

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Identity modulation in networked publics: Queer women’s participation and representation on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy

Michael Lee

PhD, 2017

Thesis: NBA memes: The role of fan image macros within the online NBA fan community

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess

Jiajie Lu

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Understanding the Chinese digital diaspora: From media consumption to social connections

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

Prue Miles

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Teachers’ use of multiplatform educational screen content: The case of Australia’s SBS

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni

Judy Newton

Master of Arts (Research), 2017

Thesis: Social media implementation models in the Australian emergency management sector

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns

Emma Potter-Hay

PhD, 2017

Thesis: Broadcast, promote, respond, engage: Competing understandings of the purpose and value of social media in an emergency management organisation

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. John Banks

Michael Ward

Master of Arts (Research), 2017

Thesis:  ABC television sport: Public broadcasting, innovation and nation building

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Mark Ryan

2016

Ruari Elkington

PhD, 2016

Thesis: The education market for documentary film: Digital shifts in an age of content abundance

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Sean Maher
  • Associate supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham

Amanda Gearing

PhD, 2016

Thesis: Global investigative journalism in the network society

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Leo Bowman
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Brian McNair
  • Associate supervisor: Adjunct Prof. Folker Hanusch

Elizabeth Heck

PhD, 2016

Thesis: Social learning and the facilitation of co-creative media practice in community media, arts and cultural organisations

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Christina Spurgeon
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni

Tiana Templeman

PhD, 2016

Thesis: Freelance journalism in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities 

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Ruth Bridgstock
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Brian McNair

Nina Woodrow

PhD, 2016

Thesis: The geography of welcome: Refugee storytelling, cultural translation and co-performing activism

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Christina Spurgeon
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. John Banks
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess

2015

Kim Osman

PhD, 2015

Thesis: Wikipedia: Access and participation in an open encyclopaedia

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Dist. Prof. Stuart Cunningham

Avijit Paul

PhD, 2015

Thesis: Identifying relevant information for emergency services from Twitter in response to natural disaster

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dian Tjondronegoro
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Oksana Zelenko

Weiying Peng

PhD, 2015

Thesis: China, film coproduction and soft power competition

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Ben Goldsmith
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Michael Keane

Ana Carolina Vimieiro

PhD, 2015

Thesis: Football supporter cultures in modern-day Brazil: Hypercommodification, networked collectivisms and digital productivity

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns

Wilfred Wang

PhD, 2015

Thesis: Reconfiguring Guangzhou identity – a study of place and locality on Sina Weibo

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Tim Highfield
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Michael Keane