Leonie Rutherford

Associate professor, Deakin University

Leonie Rutherford (PhD, Australian National University) is an Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University and is a specialist in media with a special focus on children and youth. Her research interests include media practices of children and youth, audience research, and influences of media on children’s digital literacy, health, and educational outcomes. She is currently leading an ARC Linkage Project, ‘Discovering a ‘good read’: Pathways to reading for Australian teens', in conjunction with researchers from QUT, the University of Canterbury (NZ), and partners from the Australian book and library industries.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor, Deakin University

Education

  • 1998 
    Australian National University, PhD/ English Literature

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Australian adolescents and reading: discoverability and cultural pathways to engagement
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Copyright Agency
  • 2018
    Discovering a good read: Pathways to reading for Australian teens LP180100258
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2016
    Teenagers Reading in a Digital Era
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Copyright Agency
  • 2014
    Promoting healthy eating, active play and sustainability awareness in early childhood curricula: Addressing the Ben10TM problem DP140100938
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2010
    Media and Young Children (0–6 Years)
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
  • 2009
    Digital Natives: Growing up with old and new media in Australia LP0991650
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council