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Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Director, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra

Kerry McCallum is Director of the News & Media Research Centre. Her research specialises in the relationships between changing media and Australian social policy. She is the co-author of 'The Dynamics of News and Indigenous Policy in Australia' (Intellect, 2017), and is currently lead investigator on the ARC-funded project 'Breaking Silences: Media and the Child Abuse Royal Commission'. Kerry is is former President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). She has implemented and administered complex change management processes at the faculty, university and national levels. From 2017-19 Kerry was UC's Academic Director (Dean) of Graduate Research, and member of the Australian Council of Graduate Research. This trajectory is supported and grounded by nearly a decade of previous professional experience working in federal parliament in political and media advisory roles.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Director, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra
  • 2018–present
    Professor of Communication and Media Studies, University of Canberra
  • 2017–2019
    Academic Director of Graduate Research , University of Canberra
  • 2010–2018
    Associate Professor of Communication, University of Canberra

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Canberra, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1988 
    University of Canberra, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Asian Stories
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas
  • 2020
    Safe Online Together
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Office of the e-safety Commissioner
  • 2019
    Amplifying Indigenous News
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2019
    Breaking Silences
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2015
    Deficit Discourse and Indigenous Education
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2009
    Australian News Media and Indigenous Policymaking 1988-2008
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Media Studies (200104)