Kathryn Bowd

Dr Kathryn Bowd

Senior Lecturer in Media

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - 2015 Head of Media Department University of Adelaide
    2013 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.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Historical Memory and Malay Media Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Idris Ross Martin
  • 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 Miss 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
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  • 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 in Media
  • Phone: 83135617
  • Email: kathryn.bowd@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 9
  • Room: 9 06
  • Org Unit: Media

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