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Dr Carolyn Beasley

Acting Department Chair, Media and Communication, Program Director and Senior Lecturer, Writing

Biography

Carolyn is the Faculty's Program Director of undergraduate and postgraduate Writing courses. This encompasses the Creative Writing and Literature major, Professional Writing and Editing major, Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing), Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing), and the Master of Arts (Writing). She taught Creative Writing, Writing, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Public Relations, and English as a Second Language at Victoria University, Kangan TAFE, and a number of RTOs before joining Swinburne's Writing Discipline as a sessional in 2004 and then as a permanent staff member in 2009. Carolyn is a multiple award-winning short story writer. She has also worked as a photographer, journalist, and freelance writer. She also regularly judges literary awards. Her journalism and fiction has been published both nationally and internationally. She has been awarded an ALTC and Swinburne's Vice Chancellor's Award for her teaching in prisons. Carolyn was also the recipient of three internal team research grants, two Faculty teaching Innovation Awards, and a Learning Futures grant.

Research interests

Cultural Studies and Literature; Communication, Journalism and Media Studies; Housing and Urban Studies; Digital Media, Film and Television

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) - 190402
  • Media Studies - 200104
  • Stylistics And Textual Analysis - 200526

Awards

  • 2014, Swinburne, Research Development Grant for ‘Television Pilots as Pitching Device’ with Marilyn Tofler and Jason Bainbridge $3000, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, Swinburne, Media and Communications Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant $3000, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, Swinburne, Learning Futures Seed Project Grant $5000, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, Swinburne, FHAD Team Award for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, Swinburne, FHAD Award for Innovation and Excellence in Learning , Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, Swinburne, Research Development Grant for ‘Challenges of Parole For Former Female Offenders’ with Jason Bainbridge and Kerry Tucker, Swinburne Univeristy of Technology
  • 2011, Swinburne, Research Development Grant, '‘Television Pilots as Pitching Device’ with Marilyn Tofler and Jason Bainbridge, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2011, Swinburne, Research Development Grant for ‘Melbourne as Symbolic City: Analysing the tension between the cultural city and the events city’ with Craig McIntosh and Jason Bainbridge, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010, National, ALTC for teaching and outreach for incarcerated students, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2009, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award (Higher Education), Swinburne University of Technology

Publications

Also published as: Beasley, Carolyn; Beasley, C.
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