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Turnbull, Sue E. Senior Professor

Senior Professor of Communication and Media

Overview


Sue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong. Her publications include Media Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press 2014) and Media and Communications in Australia with co-editor Stuart Cunningham (Allen and Unwin 2014). Sue is also chief crime fiction reviewer for The Sydney Morning and the Age; a Judge for the Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing, and Chair of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival.  She is regular commentator on media issues in the media.  Her current research projects include Border Crossing: The Transnational Career of the TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2023) with co-author, Dr Marion McCutcheon; and an ARC Linkage project looking at the value of the web-series as an emergent form of screen content (LP1801000626)

 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Sue has published extensively in the research fields of media audiences, television genre studies including both crime and comedy, and television history more generally. She is currently involved in three research projects arising from recent ARC grants.   While the first of these is a  concerned with the transnational career of the TV crime drama, the other  Linkage grants one of  is concerned with role of television in the migrant experience of Australia.  A current Linkage Grant (LP180100626) Valuing Web Series, seeks to assess the value of the web series as an emergent media form to the creative industries with industry partners in Melbourne, Vancouver, Toronto and Marseilles. With Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley at Macquarie University, she is currently preparing the sixth edition of the significant edited publication, The Media and Communications in Australia. 

     

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  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China
    Doctor of Philosophy When faith moves mountains: Investigating the value of the cultural precinct
    Doctor of Philosophy Blue Sky Thinking: Social Media and the Pollution Debate in China Li, Ruomeng
    Master of Philosophy Through an indigenous lens Atkinson, Josie
    Doctor of Philosophy Combating Ageism and Crime Fiction Wilder, Sandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Let the Dead Speak: An Exploration of the Depiction of the Victim in Detective Fiction Barton, Naomi
    Doctor of Philosophy 'I will not be that girl in the box’: female-centric television, feminisms and transmedia engagements in the subscription era Boyle, Amy
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) China's Television Streaming Platform Giants and the Transnational Value of Popular Genre Series, 2016-2020 Wang, Frank
    Doctor of Philosophy Independent Fictional Web Series: Navigating New Pathways in an Era of Digital Content Saturation Haudos de Possesse, Sarah
    Doctor of Philosophy The 'Impossible Narrative': Re-coding Women's Experiences of Sexual Assault in Visual Art Sundet, Dida
    Doctor of Philosophy CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES OF VIETNAMESE STUDENTS STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN VIETNAM Dao, Hop
    Doctor of Philosophy WEB SERIES AND AUDIENCES Burkholder, Meredith

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Sue has published extensively in the research fields of media audiences, television genre studies including both crime and comedy, and television history more generally. She is currently involved in three research projects arising from recent ARC grants.   While the first of these is a  concerned with the transnational career of the TV crime drama, the other  Linkage grants one of  is concerned with role of television in the migrant experience of Australia.  A current Linkage Grant (LP180100626) Valuing Web Series, seeks to assess the value of the web series as an emergent media form to the creative industries with industry partners in Melbourne, Vancouver, Toronto and Marseilles. With Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley at Macquarie University, she is currently preparing the sixth edition of the significant edited publication, The Media and Communications in Australia. 

     

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


  •  

Impact Story


Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China
    Doctor of Philosophy When faith moves mountains: Investigating the value of the cultural precinct
    Doctor of Philosophy Blue Sky Thinking: Social Media and the Pollution Debate in China Li, Ruomeng
    Master of Philosophy Through an indigenous lens Atkinson, Josie
    Doctor of Philosophy Combating Ageism and Crime Fiction Wilder, Sandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Let the Dead Speak: An Exploration of the Depiction of the Victim in Detective Fiction Barton, Naomi
    Doctor of Philosophy 'I will not be that girl in the box’: female-centric television, feminisms and transmedia engagements in the subscription era Boyle, Amy
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) China's Television Streaming Platform Giants and the Transnational Value of Popular Genre Series, 2016-2020 Wang, Frank
    Doctor of Philosophy Independent Fictional Web Series: Navigating New Pathways in an Era of Digital Content Saturation Haudos de Possesse, Sarah
    Doctor of Philosophy The 'Impossible Narrative': Re-coding Women's Experiences of Sexual Assault in Visual Art Sundet, Dida
    Doctor of Philosophy CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES OF VIETNAMESE STUDENTS STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN VIETNAM Dao, Hop
    Doctor of Philosophy WEB SERIES AND AUDIENCES Burkholder, Meredith
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