Muhammad Asim Imran

Muhammad Asim Imran

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts


Asim Imran is a PhD candidate in the Media department at the University of Adelaide. He was awarded Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship. He holds an MA in Mass Communication (Distinction) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK. His PhD focuses on media discourses used in the portrayal of the elderly and age-related issues in mainstream newspapers in Australia and Malaysia. He is also interested in researching the role of journalists, journalistic practices, ownership and social practices in constructing identities for different components of society. Asim Imran had worked in various academic and non-academic roles in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Currently, he works as an academic tutor for MDIA 2301: Media Policy Media Law at the University of Adelaide.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Academic Tutor & Assessment Marker University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2017 Lecturer Effat University
    2010 - 2010 Research Assistant University of Bedfordshire
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Scholarship Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia AUD 90 000
    2010 Achievement Distinction in MA (Mass Communication) University of Bedfordshire United Kingdom
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can read, write and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Malay Can read, write and understand spoken
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 University of Bedfordshire United Kingdom Master of Arts in Mass Communication (Distinction)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2019 Standard Mental Health First Aider Mental Health First Aid Australia Australia
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  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2010 Imran, M. A. (2010). Investigation of British Photojournalism A case study of 50 years of British Newspapers 1968-2008. (Master's Thesis, UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON).

Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship

Tutor and Assessment Marker –  Media Policy and Media Law

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  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Media Portrayal of Ageing Multimodal Research 2019 - International Conference: 08-11 December 2019, Auckland, NZ Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
    2019 - 2019 A cross-cultural comparison of media discourses in Australia and Malaysia Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference University of Canberra Australia

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