Dr Kathryn Bowd
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.
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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, School of Humanities. I am also the Associate Dean Work Integrated Learning for the Faculty of Arts, Business Law and Economics.
I have two main areas of research focus. One 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.
The second area of research focus, currently being developed, is work integrated learning and curriculum development.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing Associate Dean Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of ABLE University of Adelaide 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
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 University of South Australia Australia PhD University of South Australia Australia MA (Journalism) Deakin University Geelong BA (Hons)
Year Citation 2011 Bowd, K., Chia, J., & Richards, I. (2011). Community and connection in regional Australia and Canada: regional media as a catalyst for social captial development. In D. Henderson (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 Australian and New Zealand communication association conference - communication on the edge (pp. 1-14). Online: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
Year Citation - Eliott, J., Forster, A., McDonough, J., & Bowd, K. (n.d.). Link between alcohol and cancer as reported in Australian newsprint media.
2022: Member of project team for Digi+ FAME internally funded project ‘Providing a critical evaluation of media news through innovative approaches’.
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 and Work Integrated Learning. Courses I regularly coordinate and teach include Writing the News, Foundations of News, Long-form Journalism and Media Industry Transitions.
I also coordinate the Work Integrated Learning courses for the Faculty of ABLE.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Mediated Meaning: The Representation of Mental Health on Social Media Platforms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Anne Nattembo 2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Remediation or Replacement: Masthead Stakeholders' Perception of News Digitalisation in Nigeria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr 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
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 -
Date Role Membership Country 2000 - ongoing - Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Australia
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 -
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