Kathryn Bowd

Dr Kathryn Bowd

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Kathryn Bowd is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, with a research and teaching focus on Journalism.

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, School of Humanities. I am Head of the Department of Media until mid 2021.

I am also the Director of Work-Integrated Learning for the Faculty of Arts.

My main research focus is non-metropolitan news media, with an emphasis on relationships between news media and regional communities, professional practice in journalism, changing practice in journalism and news and local identity.

I have an extensive professional background in journalism, and my PhD focused on exploring relationships between community and newspapers in regional areas of Australia.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - 2015 Head of Media Department University of Adelaide
    2013 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2013 Program Director University of South Australia
    1990 - 1999 Sub-editor Advertiser Newspapers
    1989 - 1990 Sub-editor Birmingham Evening Mail
    1986 - 1989 Sub-editor The News
    1984 - 1986 Journalist The Border Watch
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 University of South Australia Australia PhD
    University of South Australia Australia MA (Journalism)
    Deakin University Geelong BA (Hons)

2014: Recipient of University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts funding for project “Losing their identity? Non-metropolitan newspapers and local ‘character’ in an era of networked media”

2012: Member of project team for University of SA Divisional Research Performance Fund- supported project:New arrivals, old communities: communication and engagement in regional South Australia”.

2012: Recipient of Journalism Education Association of Australia nationally competitive “Excellence in Academic Research” grant for project: “Converging or disconnected?: The impact of online and interactive communications tools on regional newspaper journalists’ professional practice”.

2010: Member of project team for UniSA Divisional Research Performance Fund-supported project: “Building capacity for community-centred solutions: the role of public relations practitioners and journalists in promoting regional sustainability and social capital”.

 

I teach in the Bachelor of Media, with a focus on the Journalism Major. Courses I regularly coordinate and teach include Writing for News Media, Reporting: Principles and Practice and Radio Journalism.

I also coordinate the Work Integrated Learning courses for the Faculty of Arts.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Investigating Effectiveness of Social Networking Sites in Influencing Mental Health Promotion Among Young People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Anne Nattembo
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Remediation or Replacement: Masthead Stakeholders' Perception of News Digitalisation in Nigeria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ayodeji Boluwatife Aiyesimoju
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Art of Selling Arts: Marketing Culture Using Digital Media at Fringe Arts Festivals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Amy Elizabeth Nancarrow
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Media Portrayal of Ageing: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Media Discourses in Australia and Malaysia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Asim Imran
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Reporting on Terror: Assessing the Viability of Peace Journalism in the Kenyan News Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rukia Yusuf Abdulrahman Nzibo
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Crafting true stories: an interpretation of four Australian journalists' nonfiction writing practices Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mrs Varunika Sonani Hapuwatte Ruwanpura
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Adapting communication conventions: Helping vulnerable people in Adelaide learn about climate change and adaptation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Palmer
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - 2016 Member Radio Adelaide Advisory Committee
    2013 - ongoing Member Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Executive Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Mindframe for Journalism Education advisory committee Mindframe for Journalism Education Australia
    2010 - 2012 Member School of Communication, International Studies and Languages Executive University of South Australia Australia
    2010 - 2010 Chair Divisional Academic Program Approval Committee University of South Australia Australia
    2005 - 2007 Member Divisonal Human Research Ethics Committee University of South Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2000 - ongoing Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Vice-president (awards) Journalism Education and Research Associatio of Australia Australia
    2016 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator, Media and History University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Media Officer Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
    2013 - 2015 Vice-president (Awards) Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
    2005 - 2008 Secretary Journalism Education and Research Australia of Australia
    2003 - ongoing Associate Editor Australian Journalism Review
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135617
  • Email: kathryn.bowd@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 9
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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