Tait Brimacombe

Tait Brimacombe
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

Tait holds a bachelor's in Development Studies and Law from the University of Adelaide. She began her PhD in 2012 with the Discipline for Anthropology and Development Studies investigating the intersection of communication for development and gender in the Pacific.

Tait has contributed to research for AusAID (now DFAT) and the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC) on communication for development in fragile states, and the role of communication in complex emergencies. In addition, she has been engaged in research and consultancy on a number of community development and service provision topics including employment services and youth disadvantage.

Tait's current research interests include women's leadership, communication for development, digital activism, coalitions and collective action in the Pacific.

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Tait Brimacombe

Tait holds a bachelor's in Development Studies and Law from the University of Adelaide. She began her PhD in 2012 with the Discipline for Anthropology and Development Studies investigating the intersection of communication for development and gender in the Pacific.

Tait has contributed to research for AusAID (now DFAT) and the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC) on communication for development in fragile states, and the role of communication in complex emergencies. In addition, she has been engaged in research and consultancy on a number of community development and service provision topics including employment services and youth disadvantage.

Tait's current research interests include women's leadership, communication for development, digital activism, coalitions and collective action in the Pacific.

2015-present Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) Research

  1. Power, Politics and Coalitions in the Pacific
  2. Communicating Gender for Social Change in Melanesia
  3. Digital Feminism in Fiji

2013/14 Communication and Complex Emergencies Project; University of Adelaide's Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) & the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC).

2012/15 Communication for Development in the Pacific: The Role of Gender; PhD research project, University of Adelaide.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Course Coordinator University of Adelaide
2015 Developmental Leadership Program Research Fellow La Trobe University
2014 - 2014 Researcher & Consultant Mission Australia
2014 - 2014 Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide
2012 - 2014 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
2010 - 2010 Casual Clerk - Litigation Support Minter Ellison

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2012 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Development Studies)
2008 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
2007 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Development Studies (Hons)

Research Interests

Anthropology of Development, Communication & Media Studies, Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies, Communications and Media Policy, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Development Studies, Gender Studies, International and Development Communication, Pacific Cultural Studies, Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies

Journals

Year Citation
2016 Brimacombe, T. (2016). Trending Trousers: Debating Kastom , Clothing and Gender in the Vanuatu Mediascape. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 17, 1, 17-33.
10.1080/14442213.2015.1116595
2013 Brimacombe, T. & Skuse, A. (2013). Gender, ICTs, and indicators: measuring inequality and change. Gender, Technology and Development, 17, 2, 131-157.
10.1177/0971852413488713
2013 Skuse, A., Rodger, D., Power, G., Friguglietti, D. & Brimacombe, T. (2013). Communication for development interventions in fragile states: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11, 3, 1-190.
10.11124/01938924-201311030-00001

Books

Year Citation
2014 Skuse, A. J. & Brimacombe, T. (2014). Social networking, social media and complex emergencies: issues paper. Australian Government.
2014 Skuse, A. J., Brimacombe, T. & Rodger, D. (2014). Communication and complex emergencies: a resource guide. Australian Government.
2013 Skuse, A. J. & Brimacombe, T. (2013). Social networking, social media and complex emergencies: an annotated bibliography. Australian Government.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Brimacombe, T. (2017). Pacific Policy Pathways: Young Women Online and Offline. In M. Macintyre & C. Spark (Eds.), Transformations of Gender in Melanesia (pp. 141-162). ANU Press.
10.22459/TGM.02.2017

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Brimacombe, T., (2016). Communication for Development (Concept Brief), Developmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK,
2016 Brimacombe, T., Fletcher, G. & Roche, C., (2016). Power, Politics and Coalitions in the Pacific: Lessons from collective action on gender and power, Developmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK,

2016: Organisational Responses to Social Change: A literature review, $38,117 (Chris Roche, Linda Kelly & Tait Brimacombe), Building Healthy Communities RFA, La Trobe University.

2016: Visiting Fellowship Grant, $9,967 (Tait Brimacombe), Transforming Human Societies RFA, La Trobe University.

2012: Research Abroad Scholarship, $1,500 (Tait Brimacombe), Graduate Centre, University of Adelaide.       

2012-2014: ABC Supplementary Scholarship, $15,531 (Tait Brimacombe), Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

2012-2014: Australian Postgraduate Award, $73,773 (Tait Brimacombe), Australian Government.

2017: DEVT 3005, Aid Policy & Administration (course coordinator)

2014: ANTH 1105, Anthropology of Everyday Life (teaching assistant)

2014: ANTH 1104, Anthropology of Culture & Society (teaching assistant)

2014: DEVT 2100, Poverty & Social Development (teaching assistant)

 

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