Completed Research Students and Projects

2017

Cameron Cliff

PhD, 2017

Thesis title: 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 title: 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 title: 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 title: 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 title: 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

Masters by Research, 2017

Thesis title: 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 title: 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

2016

Ruari Elkington

PhD, 2016

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

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

Nina Woodrow

PhD, 2016

Thesis title: 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 title: Wikipedia: Access and participation in an open encyclopaedia

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

Avijit Paul

PhD, 2015

Thesis title: 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

Ana Carolina Vimieiro

PhD, 2015

Thesis title: 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 title: 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