Curriculum Vitae

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Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 1991
MA Literature and Communications Murdoch University, 1997
BA Honours (History), University of Sydney, 1987

Career Summary

Academic career
I have worked at Curtin University since 1994 as a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages, after short–term positions at Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and University of Western Australia (1991–1993). In 2000 I moved from Social Sciences to the newly formed School of Media and Information, now titled the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997, to Associate Professor in 2001 and to Professor in 2010. I have served as Associate Head of School, Media and Information and as Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Humanities. I established the Internet Studies program in 2000 and served as its coordinator until 2008. In that year the area was formally recognised as the Department of Internet Studies and I became its foundation Head of Department.

Career highlights
I am a Teaching Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and a winner of an Australian Award for University Teaching. In 2007 I was invited to conduct a national lecture tour for the Australian Computing Society. I currently serve as the Chair of the Library Board of Western Australia. I have also served on the Executive of the Association of Internet Researchers, including two years as President, and am a life member of the association. Since I established the Internet Studies program at Curtin University, it has grown from 60 equivalent full–time students and 1 academic to 250 students, 15 doctoral research students and 7 academics.

Research and scholarship
Over the past twenty years as an academic and researcher, I have written two monographs, edited five books and journal special issues, written sixteen scholarly journal articles and eight chapters, and had published 14 conference papers in proceedings. I have presented an additional 44 conference papers, including 6 invited keynote addresses and 5 invited conference papers. I have also delivered 18 workshops, primarily on teaching and learning innovation, either at conferences or by invitation. I have supervised ten doctoral students to successful completion and am a member of eight international academic journals advisory or editorial boards.