Aaron Humphrey

Dr Aaron Humphrey

Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Aaron Humphrey is a researcher at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the department of media. His research combines critical analysis with creative practice to investigate the relationships between images and texts, and between media and society. He was recently awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his doctoral dissertation about comics and pedagogy.
His academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Composition Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Comics Grid and The Conversation. As a cartoonist, his comics are currently used in digital rhetoric courses and for postgraduate medical education. As a filmmaker, his short films have screened in festivals in Australasia and North America.
His current research projects include the use of comics and “graphic medicine” for medical education, visual discourse about asylum seekers within Australia and the historical development of emoji.
He is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and co-founder and co-organiser of ‘Inkers and Thinkers,’ Australasia’s annual academic conference devoted to comics and graphic narratives.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor (sessional) University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Best Online Comics Studies Scholarship award United States
    2016 Award Three Minute Thesis Finalist Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide
    2015 Achievement J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Collaborative Arts Grant J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Australia $500
    2014 Achievement J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Collaborative Arts Grant J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Australia $500
    2014 Scholarship ThIncLab Research Commercialisation Accelerator Program Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide
    2014 Achievement Mackay Hospital Foundation Grant Mackay Hospital Foundation Australia $5000
    2012 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Australia $75,894
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2005 Chapman University United States BA
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  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Research Skill Development for Curriculum Design and Assessment, University of Adelaide

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