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Turnbull, Sue E. Senior Professor

Senior Professor of Communication and Media

  • Co-Director, Research Centre for Critical Creative Practice (C3P) - Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts 2018 -
  • Research Leader - School of the Arts, English and Media 2020 -
  • Discipline Leader: Creative Industries - School of the Arts, English and Media 2014 - 2019

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 a Board member of Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival.  She is regular commentator on media issues in the media, and a regular guest on The Screen Show and The Bookshelf on Radio National. Sue is a Board member of Screen Illawarra, an organisation lead by local screen professionals that has the admirable ambition to make the Illawarra a centre for global screen production.

 

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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 currently holds three  Australian Research Council Grants. While the first of these is a Discovery grant concerned with the transnational career of the TV crime drama, she is also involved in two Linkage grants one of which is concerned with role of television in the migrant experience of Australia.  The second, 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.

     

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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy When faith moves mountains: Investigating the value of the cultural precinct
    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 Blue Sky Thinking: Social Media and the Pollution Debate in China Li, Ruomeng
    Doctor of Creative Arts Narrative Focalisation as a Device to Represent Power Hierarchies in Contemporary Fiction Maitland, Barry
    Master of Philosophy Spinsters, Sleuths and Snoops: Depictions of Culturally Invisible Older Women as Amateur Sleuths Wilder, Sandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Vox Agonium : The Voice of the Victim in Crime Fiction Narrative 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) The Transformation of China's Online Video Production, and Distribution and Consumption Ecosystems. 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 CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES OF VIETNAMESE STUDENTS STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN VIETNAM Dao, Hop
    Doctor of Philosophy Representation of Ageing Breitsameter, Alexandra

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 currently holds three  Australian Research Council Grants. While the first of these is a Discovery grant concerned with the transnational career of the TV crime drama, she is also involved in two Linkage grants one of which is concerned with role of television in the migrant experience of Australia.  The second, 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.

     

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


  •  

Impact Story


Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy When faith moves mountains: Investigating the value of the cultural precinct
    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 Blue Sky Thinking: Social Media and the Pollution Debate in China Li, Ruomeng
    Doctor of Creative Arts Narrative Focalisation as a Device to Represent Power Hierarchies in Contemporary Fiction Maitland, Barry
    Master of Philosophy Spinsters, Sleuths and Snoops: Depictions of Culturally Invisible Older Women as Amateur Sleuths Wilder, Sandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Vox Agonium : The Voice of the Victim in Crime Fiction Narrative 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) The Transformation of China's Online Video Production, and Distribution and Consumption Ecosystems. 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 CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES OF VIETNAMESE STUDENTS STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN VIETNAM Dao, Hop
    Doctor of Philosophy Representation of Ageing Breitsameter, Alexandra
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