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Dr Diana Bossio

Program Director, Media and Communication Postgraduate Program


Diana Bossio is a senior lecturer and researcher in Media and Communication in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Dr Bossio is the Program Director for the postgraduate program in Media and Communication and lectures in media and journalism. She has received a national OLT citation for her experiential teaching approach and work integrated learning. Dr Bossio's research focusses on social media, journalism and news practices online and practices for digital participation. She is the author of Journalism and Social Media: Practitioners, Organisations, Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and co-editor of Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She has published research in prestigious journals such as Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, Continuum and Media International Australia. Dr Bossio has been awarded the 2018 Swinburne Innovation Fellowship for contribution to innovative teaching and research. Dr Bossio's current research projects include '60+ Online: Engaging Seniors through Social Media & Digital Stories', in partnership with Telstra, Boroondara Council and Knox Council, as well as industry projects with the Victorian Building Authority and Australian Unity.

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Journalism Studies - 470105
  • Communication Studies - 470101

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies


  • 2018, Swinburne, Innovation Fellowship, Swinburne University
  • 2012, National, Office of Learning and Teaching Award , OLT
  • 2011, Swinburne, Swinburne Learning and Teaching Award, Swinburne University
  • 2011, Swinburne, Industry Engaged Learning Award, Swinburne University

Further information



Also published as: Bossio, Diana; Bossio, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Free from Violence *; Department of Health and Human Services Fund Scheme
  • 2017: 60+ Online: Enhancing Social Inclusion through Digital Stories and Social Media Participation *; Boroondara City Council

* Chief Investigator

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