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Grayson Cooke Dean and Head of School +61 2 6620 3839
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. Grayson has presented media art and live audio-visual performance works in Australia and internationally, and he has exhibited and performed in major international festivals such as the Japan Media Arts Festival, NeMaf in Seoul, VIDEOFORMES in France, TIVA in Taipei, and the FILE Festival in Sao Paulo. As a scholar he has published widely in academic journals, and he is an associate editor for the online peer-reviewed journal Transformations. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.

>>> Visit Grayson's personal website: http://www.graysoncooke.com

grayson.cooke@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(VUW), PhD(Concordia) Grayson BA(Hons)(VUW), PhD(Concordia) Lismore
Mark Hughes Dean and Head of School 07 5589 3169
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor

Mark Hughes is a social worker and has worked in health, aged care and mental health settings in both Australia and the UK. He has also worked as a social work academic at the University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales, and Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently Dean and Head of School, School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Mark's research interests centre around ageing and the delivery of health and aged care services to older people. He has completed research projects on conflict and violence in care-giving relationships involving older people, dementia and care-giving, older people's transitions through health and community care systems, and educational initiatives to facilitate reflective practice with older people. In addition to work on ageing, Mark has also published more broadly on social work and social work education.

He is currently engaged in a program of research on ageing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, which has involved projects on sexual identity expression in health and aged care, lesbian and gay people's experiences and expectations in accessing services, and the care networks of older LGBTI people.

Grants

Advancing Social Work Research - ARC Discovery Grant 2017-2020
The aim of the Advancing Social Work Research project is to increase the production, utilisation, and impact of social work research in Australia in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of human services. It is designed to enhance conceptual, methodological, and empirical understandings of the distinctive nature of social work research and its contribution to human services policy and practice. Research team: Professor Clare Tilbury, Griffith University; Professor Mark Hughes, Southern Cross University; Professor Christine Bigby, La Trobe University; Professor Mike Fisher, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Reducing Health Disparities for Older LGBTI Australians - ARC Linkage Grant 2016-2019
This project brings together researchers and key organisations in the health, aged care, and LGBTI sectors to build a much-needed evidence base to optimise health and aged care services throughout Australia. It will utilise quantitative and qualitative methods to provide detailed data on the health and support-related challenges and needs of older LGBTI Australians, as well as the educational and support needs of service providers, and will develop essential resources to support policymakers and service providers in reducing the health disparities faced by older LGBTI Australians. Research team: A/Prof Anthony Lyons, La Trobe University; Dr Catherine Barrett, La Trobe University; Prof Victor Minichiello, University of New England; Prof Mark Hughes, Southern Cross University; Prof Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, University of Washington, USA.

mark.hughes@scu.edu.au BSW(Hons)(JCU), PhD(UQ) Mark BSW(Hons)(JCU), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Leticia Anderson Lecturer 02 6620 3790
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr In her role as Lecturer in Humanities at Southern Cross University, Leticia primarily teaches in the area of Cultural Studies. Leticia has a dual research speciality in inclusive and transformational higher education and on race relations and Islamophobia in contemporary Australian society. Her current research is particularly focussed on strategies for connecting cultural competence to social justice curricula, and on evaluating representations of Islam and Muslims in press reporting during Australian election campaigns. Leticia formerly worked as an academic at the University of Sydney for ten years, most recently as a Lecturer at the National Centre for Cultural Competence. Leticia had also previously served as Degree Director for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney?s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Prior to commencing her academic career, Leticia worked in the Indigenous rights and reconciliation movement, including as Executive Officer for the NSW Reconciliation Council. leticia.anderson@scu.edu.au BA (Hons) (Sydney), GradCertEdStud (Sydney), PhD (Sydney) Leticia BA (Hons) (Sydney), GradCertEdStud (Sydney), PhD (Sydney) Lismore
Darren Bryant Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 66 20 3892
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr darren.bryant@scu.edu.au BA(UNE), BVA(Griffith), MA(SCU) Darren BA(UNE), BVA(Griffith), MA(SCU) Lismore
Nadine Cameron Research Officer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr nadine.cameron@scu.edu.au Nadine
Leigh Carriage Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3874
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

Leigh is an Australia composer, vocalist, vocal educator and public speaker. In 2009 Leigh was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Vice Chancellor. The Citations recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning.

Since 1999 Leigh has been the coordinator of a Visiting Artists mentoring program for Women in Contemporary Music and more recently has developed an innovative website. The website shows the vibrant, creative and diverse contribution women musicians have made to Australian music and culture, including graduates and students from Southern Cross University. In a regional area especially, women students in non-traditional areas often lack support, and this website is one way of providing them with information, resources, contacts, mentors, and inspiration. http://www.scu.edu.au/womeninmusic/index.php

Since 2004 Leigh has coordinated the APRA AMCOS Songwriters Seminars with artists such as: Bernard Fanning, Blue King Brown, Hiatus Kaiyote, Lisa Gerard, Rob Hirst, Kerrianne Cox, Nerida Tyson-Chew, Sarah Storer, The Stiff Gins, Katie Noonan, Jon Hume, Troy Cassar-Daly, Neil Murray and Mia Dyson. The overall design is that Australian Songwriters are invited to discuss their individual and or collaborative approaches to songwriting.

Other festival performances include the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival USA as well as Wangaratta Jazz and Blues, Brisbane Jazz Festival, East Coast Blues and Roots, Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne International Women's Jazz Festival and Mullum Music Festival, Sydney's Newport and Manly Festivals. Recently Leigh performed with her quartet at the Brisbane Festival in the famous Spiegeltent, along with two of Australia's most widely recognised jazz exports, Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky.

Research interests include vocal performance, vocal improvisation techniques, vocal artistry, vocal pedagogy and vocal recording. At the International Jazz Voice Conference, Helsinki Finland, Leigh presented research on 'Hybridity in the music of Youn Sun Nah: New directions in jazz vocal style'. Leigh recently recorded two albums in Sydney at Studio 301, an original album Mandarin Skyline featuring Hamish Stuart, Jonathan Zwartz, Phil Slater, Matt McMahon, Sam Keevers, Steve Russell and Matt Smith. Mixed and mastered in LA by Grammy Award winning Engineer Helik Hadar. A ten track jazz album was also recorded featuring Brendan Clarke, Hamish Stuart, Steve Russell, Matt Smith. Mandarin Skyline was nominated for a National Bell Award in 2014.

Leigh recorded a new album Weave, featuring ten original compositions. Mixed by Jim Kelly and Mastered by William Bowden. Several pieces were written for large ensemble with horn and string sections: featuring violinists Lizzy Welsh and Natasha Conrau, cellist Charlotte Jacke, Violist Anna Webb, tenor saxophonist Julien Wilson, soprano saxophonist Carl Mackey, alto saxophonists Angela Davis and Tony Buchannan, baritone saxophonist Phil Noy, tenor saxophonist Carlo Barbaro, bassist Frank Di Sario, pianist Steve Russell, drummer Danny Fischer and guitarist Stephen Magnusson. Weave won Album of the Year in the North Coast Entertainment Industry Awards in 2016.

In 2019 Leigh completed her research and compositions for her Ph.D., Doctorate in Philosophy (Composition) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University.

leigh.carriage@scu.edu.au BA(UNE-NR), BContempMus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(Sydney) Leigh BA(UNE-NR), BContempMus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(Sydney) Lismore
Sandy Darab Senior Lecturer (02) 6620 3028
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr sandy.darab@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Sandy BA(Hons)(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Lismore
Emma Doolan Lecturer (02) 6620 3146
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr emma.doolan@scu.edu.au BFineArts (Hons), PhD Emma BFineArts (Hons), PhD Lismore
Fiona Fell Senior Lecturer 612663897
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms fiona.fell@scu.edu.au BA(NRCAE), MA(SCU), PhD(Griffith) Fiona BA(NRCAE), MA(SCU), PhD(Griffith) Lismore
Rob Garbutt Associate Professor 02 6620 3350
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Rob Garbutt is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Written Communication at the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Rob is currently the Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning). His research takes an interdisciplinary cultural studies approach to issues of place, identity and belonging. Much of this work takes place with community members, or in collaboration with other researchers. His publications have focused on "settler" identity (for example in two books The locals and Inside Australian culture), explorations of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians (in journals such as History and Anthropology and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies), and relationships in place between human and more-than-human inhabitants (in Continuum, Coolabah, M/C Journal and Transformations). In each instance, it is place, belonging and identity that are contexts for matters of concern. rob.garbutt@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Rob PhD(SCU) Lismore
Stephen Garrett Senior Lecturer 6620 3871
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr stephen.garrett@scu.edu.au PhD(Monash) Stephen PhD(Monash) Lismore
Kathomi Gatwiri Senior Lecturer 07558-93114
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr kathomi.gatwiri@scu.edu.au BSocSci(SocWk), MCounsPsych, PhD(Flinders) Kathomi BSocSci(SocWk), MCounsPsych, PhD(Flinders) Gold Coast
Yvonne Hartman Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3043
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr yvonne.hartman@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Yvonne PhD(SCU) Lismore
Lynda Hawryluk Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3602
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr lynda.hawryluk@scu.edu.au BA(UWS), GradDipEd(Secondary)(UWS), MA(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UWS) Lynda BA(UWS), GradDipEd(Secondary)(UWS), MA(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UWS) Lismore
Barry Hill Senior Lecturer 66203908
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Dr Barry Hill is a musician and music researcher. As a bass player and guitarist, Dr Hill has peformed and recorded with many popular music ensembles, theatre and dance groups and multimedia projects both in Australia and overseas. His published research specialises in the fields of popular music culture and performance practice, audio technology and musicology. Dr Hill currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences.and teaches into the SCU Bachelor of Contemporary Music Undergraduate program. barry.hill@scu.edu.au BA(Monash), PhD(SCU) Barry BA(Monash), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Matt Hill Senior Lecturer 66203733
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Matt Hill is a Senior Lecturer and the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University. He completed a PhD at James Cook University with a practice-based study researching the influence of new technologies on music creation in a variety of genres from historical, analytical and personal practice perspectives. His research interests include collaborative music making processes, film music, music analysis and musician careers. Matt is a composer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist and has worked in a wide range of contemporary music contexts. He is the keyboard player and sound-scape co-designer with the group amphibian, with whom he has toured to the UK and throughout Australia. He won the NCIEA Dolphin album of the year award for his solo album "Warm Keep Warm" and has received Australia Council for the Arts grants with amphibian. His album "Stars and the Moon and Satellites" was released in 2018. matt.hill@scu.edu.au BA(ContempMus)(SCU), BA(Macquarie), BMusic(Hons)(JCU), GradCertAP(SCU), GradDipEd(Melbourne), PhD(JCU) Matt BA(ContempMus)(SCU), BA(Macquarie), BMusic(Hons)(JCU), GradCertAP(SCU), GradDipEd(Melbourne), PhD(JCU) Lismore
Wes Hill Senior Lecturer 6620 3291
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Dr. Wes Hill is an art historian, art critic, curator and artist who lectures in art theory and visual culture studies. Speciality research areas include modern, postmodern and contemporary art, the hipster, and the delimitation of critical/aesthetic/ethical taste in cultural practice. His most recent publications are "Art after the Hipster: Identity Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and "How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics" (Routledge, 2016). His writing is regularly published in magazines and journals such as Artforum, Frieze, Broadsheet, Eyeline, Artlink and Art and Australia. Wes has been awarded multiple Australia Council for the Arts grants, in 2004, 2008 and 2012, as well as multiple Arts Queensland grants, in 2004, 2006, 2012. In 2008 he was awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales Dyason Bequest, for which he undertook a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Curated exhibitions include "Archie Moore" (NCCA, Darwin) "Outside Thoughts" (CAT, Hobart) "This is what I do" (Metro Arts, Brisbane), and 'Speech Acts' (UTS Gallery, Sydney). As an artist he specialises in the medium of installation, collaborating with Wendy Wilkins as `Wilkins Hill? at institutions such as Sydney?s Museum of Contemporary Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Artspace (Sydney), and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. wes.hill@scu.edu.au BFA(Hons)(QUT), BFA(QUT), PhD(UQ) Wes BFA(Hons)(QUT), BFA(QUT), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Clarissa Hitchcock Associate Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms clarissa.hitchcock@scu.edu.au BSocWk(UQ) Clarissa BSocWk(UQ) Gold Coast
Mandy Hughes Lecturer 66593945
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr amanda.hughes@scu.edu.au BA(ANU, GDipEd(UC), MLitt(Anthropology)(ANU), PhD(SCU) Mandy BA(ANU, GDipEd(UC), MLitt(Anthropology)(ANU), PhD(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Andrew Jones Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 6620 3164
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr Andrew Jones is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. He teaches into the Media Degree and is also engaged in a doctorate entitled: In/appropriating Sainthood - the Unbecoming Cause: Melancholy Wonder and Colonial Experiences. andrew.jones@scu.edu.au DipFilm&Television(SVAA), BA(MACQU), GradDipComm(UTS) Andrew DipFilm&Television(SVAA), BA(MACQU), GradDipComm(UTS) Lismore
Erika Kerruish Lecturer 07 5589 3172
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Dr Erika Kerruish
BAHon (ANU)
PhD (UNSW)

Erika teaches cultural studies and philosophy in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests include aesthetics, social robotics, phenomenology and affect theory. She is an editor of the journal Transformations.

erika.kerruish@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(UNSW) Erika BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Lynne McPherson Associate Professor 61 7 55893168
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Dr Lynne McPherson is a senior lecturer, social work and social welfare in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University Australia. Her publication and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection supervision, child, youth and family issues, post graduate learning and harm experienced by children in sport. She is currently involved in a major research project examining the implementation of the Integrative Model of Supervision. Prior to becoming an academic, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a senior social work manager and practice leader in child protection and the wider child, youth and family sector. She has undertaken roles as a practitioner, manager, training consultant and senior policy advisor. For more than a decade she was senior manager of the State-wide Professional Development and Workforce Strategy Unit for the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. In 1997, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine international best practice in child protection. In summary Lynne has considerable professional experience and expertise, significant leadership capability and strong national and international networks in the child protection industry. lynne.mcpherson@scu.edu.au BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD Lynne BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD Gold Coast
Lisa Milner Senior Lecturer 6659 3916
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Lisa Milner works at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, where she is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, and the Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications. Dr Milner completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong, and has been teaching at SCU since 2004, at the Coffs Harbour campus. Originally a filmmaker, she teaches into the Media, BA and Writing Programs. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and wide ranging. Current research projects include radical theatre, labour history biography, community organisations and management, union movements and film, and community media and its discontents. lisa.milner@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UTS), PhD(UOW) Lisa BA(Hons)(UTS), PhD(UOW) Coffs Harbour
Annie Mitchell Associate Professor 02 66203910
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Annie Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in Southern Cross University?s Contemporary Music Program and Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Honours Program. Annie has a PhD in Music (Third Stream Composition), Masters Degree in Education (Adult Education in Music), Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Diploma of Education (Music/History). Her Doctorate included the composition of two jazz concerti plus thesis. She teaches contemporary music theory, musicianship, musicology, composition and arranging, music education, piano and ensemble. Her research interests include contemporary music theory, jazz and third stream composition, music pedagogy, community music, adult education, edutourism, and entertainment and musical careers on cruise ships. In 2012 Annie received an Australian University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Annie is double bassist in the Lismore Symphony Orchestra, North Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Clarence Valley Orchestra and was pianist with the Northern Rivers Big Band. She performs 12-15 concerts each year and composes and arranges compositions for orchestras, big bands, ensembles and choirs. Annie has experience in the supervision and examination of Honours students and post-graduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels. annie.mitchell@scu.edu.au DipEd(Qld), BA(Qld), MEd(NE), PhD(SCU) Annie DipEd(Qld), BA(Qld), MEd(NE), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Angela Nunn Associate Lecturer 02 6659 3173
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

General Research Interests: governmentality, power relations, community development, public housing.

Specific Projects: Governing the estates: the deployment of 'community' on public housing estates, Residents Resistance Project

angela.nunn@scu.edu.au BEc(Syd), BSSc(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UQ) Angela BEc(Syd), BSSc(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UQ) Coffs Harbour
Elaine Nuske Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3167
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr 2012 seconded as Researcher to Centre for Gambling Education and Research SCU General Research Interests

Foster care; research with children; counselling; problem gambling, qualitative methods

elaine.nuske@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Elaine BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Liz Reimer Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3171
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr My research is positioned in the social sciences field of social welfare practice, policy and education. This includes building knowledge about how family-based practice enhances the wellbeing of children, young people and their families, and using this knowledge to influence social policy decisions and social welfare education curricula. My focus areas include family support, youth work, prevention and early intervention dimensions of the child wellbeing continuum, child neglect, and workforce issues such as professionalisation, the personal-professional nexus, and developing practice competence and wisdom in novice workers. liz.reimer@scu.edu.au DipTeach(UNSW), BA(Welfare Studies)(UWS), BCWelf(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UNISA) Liz DipTeach(UNSW), BA(Welfare Studies)(UWS), BCWelf(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UNISA) Gold Coast
Jean S Renouf Lecturer +61(0)2 6620 3895
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

Jean is an academic, a firefighter and a dad. He also spent years working in war zones and natural disasters. All of this informs his interest for climate change, community regeneration and resilience, and non-traditional security.

At Southern Cross University, Jean teaches in the area of social sciences, and researches how climate change affects community security, national security and international security. Jean has completed his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); his Masters degree at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (aka Sciences Po Paris) and his Bachelor of Law at the University of Paris-West. Jean has taught at several universities in Europe and Australia and led and completed large-scale research projects in Afghanistan, Haiti, Central African Republic and the Congo.

Prior to this, Jean worked as an international aid worker, leading and managing aid projects in the most challenging environments, including in Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, North Korea, Yemen, and more.

Keywords: climate change, community resilience, regeneration, emergency management, international security, international relations, peace.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsrenouf/

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Drjsrenouf

Personal short video introduction to International Relations: https://www.scu.edu.au/school-of-arts-and-social-sciences/higher-degrees-research-and-honours/graduate-stories/video-transcript-dr-jean-renouf/

jean.renouf@scu.edu.au PhD(LSE) Jean S PhD(LSE) Lismore
David Sanders Associate Lecturer(Teaching Scholar) 0266203869
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr david.sanders@scu.edu.au AssocDip(JazzStudies)(UniSyd), BContempMus(SCU) David AssocDip(JazzStudies)(UniSyd), BContempMus(SCU) Lismore
Gregory P Smith Lecturer 02 6659 3151
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr gregory.smith@scu.edu.au BSocSci(Hons)(SCU), BSocSci(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gregory P BSocSci(Hons)(SCU), BSocSci(SCU), PhD(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Jeanti St Clair Lecturer 02 6620 3126
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms I am Lecturer in Journalism in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. My research focuses on journalism practice as a profession and on journalism curriculum design, particularly on authenticity and experiential learning. I have come to academia with a broad and lengthy professional practice as a journalist in radio, print and online media. I continue this practice as the arts critic for ABC Radio North Coast and have broadcast and/or published over 150 reviews between 2011 and 2017. My research publications are listed on my personal research page. I am involved in an interdisciplinary practice-based research which draw in my radio documentary background with place-making and audio design practices, and which is related to my PhD research. My research publications are listed on this profile. Currently, I am producing a documentary feature film about artists in inner-city Melbourne in the 1980s and 1990s. I am also exploring collaborative multi-disciplinary research that engages my radio documentary background with place-making and audio design practices as the focus of my PhD studies and other research. In 2016, this included an extended locative audio walk through Nimbin, the site of the 1973 alternative cultural Aquarius Festival. The walk is available on the Soundtrail website and app. A second locative walk was also created in 2016 with my Making Radio students on the Lismore campus of SCU. The Cubewalk Soundtrail explores narratives of success, passion and support among the university's staff and student populations. Since 2015, I have been producing a documentary feature film about artists in inner-city Melbourne in the 1980s and 1990s. jeanti.stclair@scu.edu.au BA(Deakin), GradCertAP(SCU), MA(Journalism)(UTS) Jeanti BA(Deakin), GradCertAP(SCU), MA(Journalism)(UTS) Lismore
Marian Tubbs Senior Lecturer 02 66203897
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr marian.tubbs@scu.edu.au PhD (UNSW) Marian PhD (UNSW) Lismore
Adele Wessell Associate Professor 61 2 6620 3946
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor adele.wessell@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Adele BA(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Lismore
Louise Whitaker Senior Lecturer 07 55893160
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr louise.whitaker@scu.edu.au BSocWk (UQ), MSocWk (UQ), PhD (Sydney) Louise BSocWk (UQ), MSocWk (UQ), PhD (Sydney) Gold Coast
Kelly Andriske Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms kelly.andriske@scu.edu.au BSocSc(CSU), BSocWrk(CSU) Kelly BSocSc(CSU), BSocWrk(CSU) Gold Coast
Sarah Armstrong Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms sarah.armstrong@scu.edu.au BA Sarah BA Lismore
Emma Aspden Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms emma.aspden@scu.edu.au BA(Educ)(UNSW) Emma BA(Educ)(UNSW) Coffs Harbour
Martha Baartz Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms Martha Baartz (saxophonist/composer) has performed extensively Nationally and Internationally including The Melbourne Festival, The Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Glastonbury Festival (UK) and The Edinburgh Festival. Martha is well known for her compositions performed in The Denson Baartz Quartet. She has recorded four successful albums and her music is often played on Radio National, Jazz Track. She has performed with Australian greats Sandy Evans, Bob Sedergreen (2008 Don Banks award winner) Andrea Keller (Aria winner) Michelle Nicole (Wangaratta Jazz vocal award winner) Dan Sultan, Motown?s ?The Funk Brothers?and Renee Geyer. She is a 1st call session and freelance artist Australia wide. ?World class performance? (Waldek Sibinski, Australian Jazz Museum) martha.baartz@scu.edu.au BA(SCU), MMusSt(GRIFFITH) Martha BA(SCU), MMusSt(GRIFFITH) Lismore
Gordon Barnes Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr gordon.barnes@scu.edu.au BSocSc(QUT), GradCertAppLing(Griff), GradDipAdult&VocEd(Griff), MSW(CSU) Gordon BSocSc(QUT), GradCertAppLing(Griff), GradDipAdult&VocEd(Griff), MSW(CSU) Gold Coast
Phil Chambin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr phil.chambin@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Phil PhD(SCU) Lismore
Rhondda Clarke Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mrs rhondda.clarke@scu.edu.au BSocWk (UQ) Rhondda BSocWk (UQ) Gold Coast
Angela Coco Casual Academic (Teaching) 0266203038
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr For CV and other information view ePublications Page. angela.coco@scu.edu.au CELTA(Cam), DipT(BCAE), BA(Hons)(UQ), PhD(UQ) Angela CELTA(Cam), DipT(BCAE), BA(Hons)(UQ), PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Nell Cook Casual Academic (Teaching) 73790
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr nell.cook@scu.edu.au BA(Hons), PhD(SCU) Nell BA(Hons), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Iris Curteis Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 66575274
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Introduction

I am a writer, oral storyteller and academic with a background in Visual Arts and Theatre. I am passionate about creativity, how it can change the way we thing about our lives and how this can build compassionate and resilient communities.

I work with the Elders and First People of this continent in yarning circles to bring about a deeper respect for the sovereignty of Indigenous knowledge and a greater cross-cultural understanding between our peoples. Story and sharing stories is at the centre of these circles. I am working towards the publication of my first novel.

My Interests


Words and language
Traditional folktales and oral storytelling
Magical realism and gothic styles
Experimental and hybrid writing
Intertextuality
Josef Beuys? `social sculpture? and his concept of `direct democracy?
Creativity
Building Community

My Publications

Curteis, I. `Letters to a Friend? in Coastlines 2: New Writing from Southern Cross, Eds. Iris Curteis, She Hawke, Nigel Hayes, Denny Prussian, Jacqui Reid, Che Yarrow, Southern Cross University, Lismore, 2001

Curteis, I. `The Hindrance of Holding a Raw Egg: Storytelling and the Liminal Space? in Local-Global, ReGenerating Community, Eds. Martin Mulligan, Kim Dunphy, Vol. 7, RMIT, Melbourne, 2010, pp. 150?164.

Curteis, I. `The Voice in Which it is Told: The Importance of the Human Voice in Life Stories and Folktales? in International Journal of the Arts in Society, Eds. Bill Cope, Mary Kalantziz, Vol. 5, Issue 5, University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, Illinois, 2011, pp. 237?252.

iris.curteis@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UNE), BA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Iris BA(Hons)(UNE), BA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Lyn Dickens Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr lyn.dickens@scu.edu.au MPCS(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Lyn MPCS(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Lismore
Rob Edwards Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr rob.edwards@scu.edu.au BSocSc, MSocWk(SCU) Rob BSocSc, MSocWk(SCU) Gold Coast
Judy Felix Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms judy.felix@scu.edu.au DipEd(STC), BA(Syd), GradDipCouns(ACAP) Judy DipEd(STC), BA(Syd), GradDipCouns(ACAP) Gold Coast
Jon Fitzgerald Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor jon.fitzgerald@scu.edu.au BA(Qld), BMus(Qld), PhD(SCU) Jon BA(Qld), BMus(Qld), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Akkadia Ford Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr akkadia.ford@scu.edu.au BA(UNE), MA(Macq), MA(UNSW), PhD(SCU) Akkadia BA(UNE), MA(Macq), MA(UNSW), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Sally Galvin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms sally.galvin@scu.edu.au BSocWk(UWS) Sally BSocWk(UWS) Gold Coast
Jasmine Gellatly Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms jasmine.gellatly@scu.edu.au BPsychSc(Griffith), MSocWrk(Griffith) Jasmine BPsychSc(Griffith), MSocWrk(Griffith) Gold Coast
Sam George-Allen Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms sam.george-allen@scu.edu.au BA(UQ), BCI(Hons)(QUT) Sam BA(UQ), BCI(Hons)(QUT) Lismore
Merridy Godwin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms merridy.godwin@scu.edu.au MSocWk(GRIFF) Merridy MSocWk(GRIFF) Gold Coast
Robert Haubt Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Robert Haubt is an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer in Digital Humanities and Information & Communication Design. His interdisciplinary research within Digital Humanities looks at how humans comprehend and interact with the world around them with interest in information collection, storage and retrieval considering dynamic Human- Spacetime relationships, from early cave paintings to cyber technology. His research is particularly interest in Collaborative Approaches, Crowdsourcing, Human-Based Computation, Semantic Web, Ontology (information sciences) and Information Visualization and explores the potential of scalable and sustainable technologies. robert.haubt@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(MDX), PhD(Griffith) Robert BA(Hons)(MDX), PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Ruth Henderson Casual Academic (Teaching) 0409151378
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms ruth.henderson@scu.edu.au DipSocWrk, GradCertPubSectorMgt(MU), MA, MPubAdmin(MU) Ruth DipSocWrk, GradCertPubSectorMgt(MU), MA, MPubAdmin(MU) Lismore
Jessica Jeffreys Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms jessica.jeffreys@scu.edu.au BA(Monash), GradDipTESOL(UOW), MSocSc(SCU) Jessica BA(Monash), GradDipTESOL(UOW), MSocSc(SCU) Lismore
Mellissa Kruger Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms I began with Southern Cross University in 2014 as a casual academic, courses include: Introduction to Social Welfare, Issues of Protection and Research for Social Work. From January 2006 to January 2014 I was a Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the University of South Australia. I coordinated and lectured in a variety of courses; Psychology 1A, Psychology 1B, Human Service Workers and the Law, Social Enquiry Methods, Child Centred Practice, Statutory Social Work, Group Work and Communication for the Human Services. Before I joined the University of South Australia I worked as the Senior Youth Practitioner in the field of Youth and Juvenile Justice. During this time I was involved in securing funding from Local, State and Federal Governments for the Port Augusta Youth Support Strategy. I was the Program Supervisor for a year and a half and continued on the management board until I left in late 2003 to take up a research position with the University of South Australia (a position I held for several years). I have also held various positions in State Government with Housing SA and Families SA. mellissa.kruger@scu.edu.au Mellissa Gold Coast
Barry Laing Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 558 93210
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Dr Barry Laing is also online Tutor for COM10295 Written Communication and Unit Assessor for a number of Units in Creative Writing, School of Arts and Social Sciences. barry.laing@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UWA), PhD(VU) Barry BA(Hons)(UWA), PhD(VU) Lismore
Madeleine Lawler Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr madeleine.lawler@scu.edu.au BA(Sociol)(Syd.), MPP (Melb.), PhD(VU) Madeleine BA(Sociol)(Syd.), MPP (Melb.), PhD(VU) Coffs Harbour
Gabrielle Le Bon Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms gabrielle.le.bon@scu.edu.au BA (UWA), BHuSc (SCU), BN (SCU), MSocWk (Griff.) Gabrielle BA (UWA), BHuSc (SCU), BN (SCU), MSocWk (Griff.) Gold Coast
Taryn Levin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms taryn.levin@scu.edu.au MSocWrk(UNSW) Taryn MSocWrk(UNSW) Gold Coast
Inga Lie Casual Academic (Teaching) +61 7 5589 3181
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms Work Monday-Wednesday. inga.lie@scu.edu.au BSocWk Inga BSocWk Gold Coast
Nick Mattingly Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr nicholas.mattingly@scu.edu.au PhD Nick PhD Lismore
Wesley Morgan Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr wesley.morgan@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UWS), BA(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Wesley BA(Hons)(UWS), BA(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Gold Coast
Nicol Moulding Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr nicol.moulding@scu.edu.au MSocWk (Deakin), DCoun (UNISA) Nicol MSocWk (Deakin), DCoun (UNISA) Lismore
Elaine Nuske Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3167
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr 2012 seconded as Researcher to Centre for Gambling Education and Research SCU General Research Interests

Foster care; research with children; counselling; problem gambling, qualitative methods

elaine.nuske@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Elaine BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Dennis O'Brien Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr dennis.obrien@scu.edu.au BSocWk(UQ) Dennis BSocWk(UQ) Gold Coast
Emily O'Grady Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr emily.ogrady@scu.edu.au PhD(QUT) Emily PhD(QUT) Lismore
Travis Paterson Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr travis.paterson@scu.edu.au BVA(SCU) Travis BVA(SCU) Lismore
Emma Pittaway Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms emma.pittaway@scu.edu.au BsocSc(Macquarie), MSocDev(UNSW) Emma BsocSc(Macquarie), MSocDev(UNSW) Lismore
Lauren Porter Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr lauren.porter@scu.edu.au MSocWk(UNY), PhD(Social Work)(Cant.CCC) Lauren MSocWk(UNY), PhD(Social Work)(Cant.CCC) Gold Coast
Alison Raymond Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms alison.raymond@scu.edu.au Alison Coffs Harbour
Steve Russell Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr stephen.russell@scu.edu.au BMus(JazzPerf)(JMI) Steve BMus(JazzPerf)(JMI) Lismore
Tracy Santos Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms tracy.santos@scu.edu.au BSocWrk(UNSW), MGT Tracy BSocWrk(UNSW), MGT Gold Coast
Tim Sladden Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr tim.sladden@scu.edu.au BContMus(SCU) Tim BContMus(SCU) Lismore
Kate Steele Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr kate.steele@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(MU), PhD(MU) Kate BA(Hons)(MU), PhD(MU) Lismore
Sabrina Stokes Casual Academic (Teaching) 075589 3173
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms sabrina.stokes@scu.edu.au BSocWork(UQ), GradDipEd(USC) Sabrina BSocWork(UQ), GradDipEd(USC) Gold Coast
Darran Stonehouse Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr darran.stonehouse@scu.edu.au BSW(LATROBE) Darran BSW(LATROBE) Coffs Harbour
Peter Strain Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr peter.strain@scu.edu.au BSocWk(UQ) Peter BSocWk(UQ) Gold Coast
Sorcha Tormey Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr sorcha.tormey@scu.edu.au BA(UQ), MIntSt(UQ), PhD(UQ) Sorcha BA(UQ), MIntSt(UQ), PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Marcelle Townsend-Cross Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3675
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr marcelle.townsend-cross@scu.edu.au BA(SCU), MEd(UTS), PhD(UTS) Marcelle BA(SCU), MEd(UTS), PhD(UTS) Lismore
Meaghan Vosz Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms meaghan.vosz@scu.edu.au BAppSc-SocEcol(UWS), MA(UTS) Meaghan BAppSc-SocEcol(UWS), MA(UTS) Lismore
Deb Wain Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr deb.wain@scu.edu.au PhD(DEAKIN) Deb PhD(DEAKIN) Lismore
Julie Walker Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms julie.walker@scu.edu.au MEd(TDev) Julie MEd(TDev) Gold Coast
Ashley Whamond Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr ashley.whamond@scu.edu.au BFA (Hons)(UON), PhD (UON) Ashley BFA (Hons)(UON), PhD (UON) Lismore
Lynn Berger Field Education Manager 07 55893173
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms lynn.berger@scu.edu.au BSocWk(Ryerson) Lynn BSocWk(Ryerson) Gold Coast
Leanne Brown Assistant to Head of School +61 2 6620 3136
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mrs Justice of the Peace leanne.brown@scu.edu.au Leanne Lismore
Gayle Cooper Administrative Officer 02 6626 9211
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms gayle.cooper@scu.edu.au Gayle Lismore
Rodney Douglass Technical Officer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr rodney.douglass@scu.edu.au Rodney Lismore
Alan Hughes Technical Coordinator
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr alan.hughes@scu.edu.au Alan Lismore
Steve Law Technical Officer +61 2 6620 3879
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr steve.law@scu.edu.au Steve Lismore
Inga Lie Field Education Officer +61 7 5589 3181
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms Work Monday-Wednesday. inga.lie@scu.edu.au BSocWk Inga BSocWk Gold Coast
Michael Moynihan Technical Officer 02 66263919
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr Photography, Painting and 3D Visual Arts Technical Officer michael.moynihan@scu.edu.au Michael Lismore
Jon Pinkerton Technical Officer 02 6620 3909
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr jon.pinkerton@scu.edu.au Jon Lismore
John Reynolds School Administration Manager 02 6620 3366
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr john.reynolds@scu.edu.au John Lismore
Troy Schmidt Technical Officer, Audio 02 6620 3909
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr troy.schmidt@scu.edu.au Troy Lismore
Mark Searle Technical Officer, Wood Workshop 02 6620 3938
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr mark.searle@scu.edu.au Mark Lismore
Ian Slade Media Facilities Officer 02 6620 3865
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr ian.slade@scu.edu.au Ian Lismore
Justine Stratton Administrative Assistant 0755893119
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mrs justine.stratton@scu.edu.au BA(Sydney), MASS(IUCN) Justine BA(Sydney), MASS(IUCN) Gold Coast
Cherie Winter Technical Officer (02) 66203770
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms email: cherie.winter@scu.edu.au cherie.winter@scu.edu.au BFA(UNSW), PostGradDipEd(USYD) Cherie BFA(UNSW), PostGradDipEd(USYD) Lismore
Marcus Wittleton Curriculum Development Coordinator 02 6659 3210
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr mark.wittleton@scu.edu.au Marcus Coffs Harbour
Natalie Parmenter Research Assistant
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms natalie.parmenter@scu.edu.au BSocSci(UWS), GradCertCouns(AustCollAppPsy) Natalie BSocSci(UWS), GradCertCouns(AustCollAppPsy) Gold Coast
Nathan Whiting Technical Assistant
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr nathan.whiting@scu.edu.au BBiomedSc (SCU) Nathan BBiomedSc (SCU) Gold Coast
Sarah Armstrong Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms sarah.armstrong@scu.edu.au BA Sarah BA Lismore
Colin Black Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr colin.black@scu.edu.au Colin Lismore
David Cashman Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr david.cashman@scu.edu.au David Lismore
Martin Chatterton Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr martin.chatterton@scu.edu.au Martin Lismore
Angela Coco Adjunct Senior Lecturer 0266203038
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr For CV and other information view ePublications Page. angela.coco@scu.edu.au CELTA(Cam), DipT(BCAE), BA(Hons)(UQ), PhD(UQ) Angela CELTA(Cam), DipT(BCAE), BA(Hons)(UQ), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Moya Costello Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Introduction

I arrived at SCU just before first semester 2008 and ended my continuing position late 2017. I am currently an adjunct/casual lecturer. I am a writer and have worked as an editor. I?ve taught semester-long writing subjects at the University of Canberra (a subject I wrote) online, the University of Adelaide (a subject I wrote), and Flinders University. I have given single seminars at the universities of Western Sydney and South Australia. I have taught writing at TAFE and to community groups.

Research

Grants and Awards

- Australia Council and Arts SA writing grants

- Varuna and Barbara Hanrahan Fellowships

- Writer-in-Residence, Monash University

- guest: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron, Yamba, Gold Coast and Bellingen Writers Festivals. I launched my first book at the Adelaide Festival Writers Week, on the committee 1998-2000 and judged the Festival/Premier?s nonfiction award.

- judged awards including the Bank SA short-story award and Friendly Street Poetry awards.

Creative Production

Books: two collections of short fiction and two novellas published. Numerous short creative prose pieces published in anthologies (including Trangressions from Penguin and Picador New Writing ) and literary journals (including Meanjin ). Edited a number of anthologies. Write short creative and creative nonfiction prose (short fiction, prose poems, essays, catalogue essays, fictocriticism).

Scholarly Production

(please see the link above for papers):

- the Australian writer Murray Bail

- ecocriticism

- fabric and affect with Dr Denise Rall

- art writing (also with Dr Rob Garbutt)

- home (with SASS colleagues)

- food and wine (also with Dr Steve Evans)

- creative-writing pedagogy

- intertextuality

- experimental writing

- the gothic (also with Tessa Chuddy and Dr Nell Cook)

- educating literary professionals in a region

Teaching

Introduction to Creative Writing, Prose, Writing Genre, Writing from the Edge, Writing Short Stories, Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing, Food and Wine Writing, Introduction to Editing and Publishing, and supervised in Independent and Writing Projects.

Supervision

PhDs: as principal one Masters and six PhDs, co-supervised three (two at the University of Adelaide) PhDs. Subject matter: writing and visual art, scriptwriting, Atlantic salve trade, Picasso, Gothic/Noir, coastal living, storytelling and community transformation. Examined several PhDs and Masters (from universities of Canberra, New South Wales, Western Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, Deakin, CQU, SQU and RMIT).

Honours: Supervised four theses to first-class, and three more. Subject matter: children?s writing, experimental writing, digital technologies (and realism and familial relationships), film script (non-horror serial murder), and short stories (community/place/loss). Examined several theses from Griffith University, the University of Adelaide, SCU etc.

Community Engagement

- Member of now defunct Arts and Culture Policy Advisory Group, Lismore City Council, Friends Lismore Regional Gallery (for whom I have written a catalogue essay), Byron Writers Festival, and informal Lismore Wine Club, Station Hotel.

- Read/perform my work at various venues.

- Chair numerous sessions at the Brisbane, Bellingen and Bryon Bay Writers Festivals.

- Wrote a wine review column for the Northern Rivers Echo 2009-2010 and The Village Journal (2012-present).

- Organised/co-organised eight readings in the Northern Rivers.

moya.costello@scu.edu.au DipEd(SydTC), BA(Syd), GradDipMedia(VC), MA(Deakin), PhD(Adel) Moya DipEd(SydTC), BA(Syd), GradDipMedia(VC), MA(Deakin), PhD(Adel) Lismore
Jan Davis Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Adjunct Assoc Prof jan.davis@scu.edu.au DipPEd(Melb), GradDip(FineArt)(PIT), MA(FineArts)(SCU) Jan DipPEd(Melb), GradDip(FineArt)(PIT), MA(FineArts)(SCU) Lismore
Michael Hannan Adjunct Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Michael Hannan established the Contemporary Music program at Southern Cross University. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

EDUCATION

Hannan studied musicology at the University of Sydney and was awarded a PhD in 1979. In 1980 he undertook postgraduate studies in music composition with Peter Sculthorpe, with whom he had also worked as a composition assistant from 1969 to1971 and in collaborations throughout the 1970s. In 1983 he received a Fulbright Postdoctoral Award which enabled him to work for a year in the Program in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA Hannan also studied composition with Elaine Barkin.

PUBLICATIONS

Michael Hannan has written over seventy works for concert hall, stage and screen, including electronic and experimental works and works involving improvisation. He has issued a CD of his experimental piano interior works, Terrains, on Tall Poppies Records (2000), and he composed the songs and many of the soundscapes for the Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA)'s major music theatre production, The Flood (2004).

He is the sole author of three books, Peter Sculthorpe: His Music and Ideas 1929-1979 (University of Queensland Press, 1982), The Australian Guide to Careers in Music (UNSW Press, 2003) and The Music of Richard Meale (Wildbird, 2014). His main areas of published research activity are in:
  • Screen music and sound (particularly in Australian feature films)
  • Work practices of musicians
  • The education of professional musicians
  • The Beatles' music
  • Arts practice-based research
  • Music of Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Meale and Ross Edwards
  • Local music cultures
SUPERVISION

Michael Hannan has supervised 10 PhD and 4 Masters by Research projects to completion. These cover a broad topic range, including popular songwriting, contemporary a cappella music, electronic dance music, contemporary music theatre, new music composition, third stream jazz, ambient music, multimedia, intermedia frottage and music production. Most of his research students have done composite theses, combining a creative or performance project with a written contextualising paper (exegesis).

COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

Hannan has received a variety of grants and awards including:

  • ARC Linkage-Project Grant (co-chief investigator with Professor Paul Thom and industry partner, Lyndon Terracini) Regional performing arts: theory, practice and policy ($87, 384 for 2003)
  • ARC Discovery -Project Grant (co-chief investigator with Dr. Rebecca Coyle and Professor Philip Hayward). Music production and technology in Australian Film: enabling Australian film to embrace innovation. ($136, 125 for period 2007-2010)
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Hannan was a member of the Music Board of the Australia Council from 1999 to 2002 and Chair of the Music Council of Australia from 2002 to 2004. He was a member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician from 2004-2010, and was its Chair, 2004- 2006 and 2008-2010. michael.hannan@scu.edu.au DipMusComp(Syd), BA(Syd), PhD(Syd) Michael DipMusComp(Syd), BA(Syd), PhD(Syd) Lismore
Richard Hil Adjunct Professor 07 5506 9317
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Richard is a qualified teacher and social worker. He worked for a number of years as a social worker (mainly in child protection) and researcher (mainly in probation and after-care, and social work). Richard has taught previously at the University of York (Department of Sociology) (UK), James Cook University (Department of Social Work and Community Welfare), University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Arts), and Queensland University of Technology (School of Justice Studies, Faculty of Law). He has also been a visiting fellow at the University of Luton and visiting scholar at the University of British Colombia. Richard?s main research interests are as follows: ? Child and family welfare ? Juvenile justice ? Criminology ? Peace and conflict studies ? State crime Current research projects include: ? An analysis of the semiotics of apology in respect of the ?Forgotten Australians? ? Analysis of the status of recommendations contained in the Senate Inquiry report (2004) into the ?Forgotten Australians? ? Update of book on Iraqi civilian casualties ? Inquiry into tine the post-2003 Iraqi Diaspora richard.hil@scu.edu.au DipSocStud(Southampton), BA(Hons)(Essex), MSc(Bristol), PhD(Luton) Richard DipSocStud(Southampton), BA(Hons)(Essex), MSc(Bristol), PhD(Luton) Lismore
Louise Holdsworth Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr louise.holdsworth@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Louise PhD(SCU) Lismore
Jo Kijas Adjunct Fellow
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Jo Kijas is a public historian and adjunct lecturer at Southern Cross University. Jo?s research and consultancies have been in environmental, community and regional history, specialising in oral history practice and methodology. She established the history major at SCU in 1995 before leaving the region in 2000. Her PhD was on a history of internal migration and place contestation in northern NSW. Since 2002 Jo has built her consultancy business, Kijas Histories, including eight published commissioned histories (with five National Trust and Museums & Galleries awards) and over twenty reports and articles. Working as part of a dynamic team on her return to the region, she was the historian who designed and developed content for the extensive Lismore City Council?s heritage interpretation walk `The Wilson River Story Sites?. For the past eight years Jo has been an adjunct professor at Capella University in the USA, supervising PhD students. She has continued unit development and casual teaching at SCU over the past 15 years, returning to internal teaching in 2015. jo.kijas@scu.edu.au BA(hons)(Adelaide), GradDip(Ab'lStudies)(SACAE), Masters(Arts)(UniMelbourne), PhD(UTS) Jo BA(hons)(Adelaide), GradDip(Ab'lStudies)(SACAE), Masters(Arts)(UniMelbourne), PhD(UTS) Lismore
Anneli Knight Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr anneli.knight@scu.edu.au PhD(VU) Anneli PhD(VU) Lismore
Melissa Lucashenko Adjunct Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms melissa.lucashenko@scu.edu.au Melissa Lismore
John McKinnon Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr john.mckinnon@scu.edu.au John Lismore
Claire McLisky Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr claire.mclisky@scu.edu.au BA/BSc(USyd), PhD(UMelb) Claire BA/BSc(USyd), PhD(UMelb) Lismore
Janise Mitchell Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms janise.mitchell@scu.edu.au Janise Lismore
Warwick Mules Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr warwick.mules@scu.edu.au Warwick Lismore
Baden Offord Adjunct Professor 02 6620 3162
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Baden Offord currently holds the Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights and is a Research Professor in Cultural Studies and Human Rights as well as Director of Curtin University's Centre for Human Rights Education. He is Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University. Baden was born in Aotearoa/New Zealand of Maori and Pakeha heritage, and has lived most of his life in Australia, as well as several years in Spain, South India and Japan. He was educated at The University of Sydney, Australian National University and Southern Cross University. A recipient of several national teaching awards including an ALTC and Carrick, he has an abiding passion for the purpose of higher education and its tranformative potential. An internationally recognized specialist in human rights, sexuality, culture and education, he is part of a scholarly and activist community that works collectively to decolonize and destabilize the study of sexuality in Southeast Asia. Prior to Curtin University, he has held positions at Southern Cross University (1999-2014); in the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo (2010-2011) and in the Facultad de Filologia at The University of Barcelona. In the field of human rights he is known for initiating a series of landmark Activating Human Rights conferences and books that were inspired by a morning he spent with Desmond Tutu. A recent article by him is: "Becoming human: lived experience, suicide and the complexities of being," baden.offord@scu.edu.au BA(Hons), BA(Syd), PhD(SCU) Baden BA(Hons), BA(Syd), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Geoff Page Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr geoff.page@scu.edu.au Geoff Lismore
Denise N Rall Adjunct Fellow 6620 3477
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

Dr Denise N. Rall finished her PhD in Internet Studies from Southern Cross University in 2007, with research conducted at Internet Studies at Curtin University in Western Australia, the University of Minnesota, and Oxford Internet Institute. Her PhD explored the disciplinary issues for internet scholars.

Since then, Rall's research and practice has changed radically to include fashion and textile art. Denise is a conceptual costumier, putting costumes on mannequins with 'fairy tale' personalities. She has exhibited in the Northern Rivers area, in Sydney (the Rocks) and in the USA. Her work was recently showcased at the Gallery 159 in Brisbane. In 2015, she has examined textile-based PhD projects at RMIT?s School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne, and examined another thesis relating to Australian women?s work as activists in domestic cookery.

She currently works with Arts Project students and has published on women, craft and the internet, including a collaborative paper with Moya Costello on constructing garments as memory pieces (2013). Another recent collaboration included SCU's poetry students and academics reading from their works while wearing her fashions, entitled "Wear the Wild Words."

In 2014, Rall's edited collection Fashion & War in Popular Culture, is currently available from Intellect Publishing in the UK Intellect Books UK.

denise.rall@scu.edu.au BA(CompLit)(UW-Madison), MA(CompLit)(UW-Madison), PhD(SCU) Denise N BA(CompLit)(UW-Madison), MA(CompLit)(UW-Madison), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Linda Rosenman Adjunct Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor linda.rosenman@scu.edu.au Linda Gold Coast
Barbara Rugendyke Adjunct Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor barbara.rugendyke@scu.edu.au PhD (UNE) Barbara PhD (UNE) Lismore
John Ryan Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr john.c.ryan@scu.edu.au John Lismore
Jessie Seymour Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms jessie.seymour@scu.edu.au DipJourn, BA(Hons)(SCU), GradDipEd(SCU) Jessie DipJourn, BA(Hons)(SCU), GradDipEd(SCU) Lismore
John Smith Adjunct Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3901
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr john.smith@scu.edu.au DipEd(STC), MA(Syd) John DipEd(STC), MA(Syd) Lismore
Elizabeth Stephens Adjunct Professor 61 2 6626 9331
School of Arts and Social Sciences Professor I am Associate Professor in Cultural Studies and Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. My research focuses on queer and gender studies, and the histories of science, medicine, and technology. My publications include two monographs: Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body, from 1700 to the Present (Liverpool UP, 2011; paperback 2013) and Queer Writing: Homoeroticism in Jean Genet's Fiction (Palgrave 2009). I have also edited the collection Anatomical Imag(inari)es: The Cultural Impact of Medical Imaging Technologies (special issue of Somatechnics, 2012), Embodiment and the Archival Imaginary (special issue of Australian Feminist Studies, 2010), and Male Bodies (special issue of Men and Masculinities, 2007). I am currently working on two monographs: A Critical Genealogy of Normality, and Technology and the Training of the Senses (both funded by the ARC). I am also currently involved in a series of collaborative projects with SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in the Biological Arts at UWA. A full list of my publications can be accessed at my academia page, linked above. elizabeth.stephens@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(Curtin), PhD(Macq) Elizabeth BA(Hons)(Curtin), PhD(Macq) Lismore
Elizabeth Stops Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Ms elizabeth.stops@scu.edu.au Elizabeth Lismore
Sonya Voumard Adjunct Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr sonya.voumard@scu.edu.au Sonya Lismore