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Professor Mia Lindgren

Dean, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education
PhD Journalism, Murdoch University, Australia


Professor Mia Lindgren is Dean of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Her research in the field of media and communication studies examines forms of journalism and storytelling, with attention to podcast journalism, technology, and health communication. She combines practice-based research, applied through productions of documentaries, podcasts and websites, with traditional scholarship in leading international journals and presses. Her contribution to journalism studies in Australia was noted with the 2015 Anne Dunn Research Excellence Award.

Professor Lindgren’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by three Australian Research Council (two ARC Discovery and one Linkage grants) and two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. Her two most recent Discovery projects examine the intersection between podcast journalism and public health:
1. podcast journalism approaches to accessible reporting of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), also known as superbugs (2017 – 2021)
2. study of how older Australians talk about depression and anxiety, and the use of podcasting to raise awareness and celebrate lives and stories of older Australians (2022 – 2024)

She is an international expert in podcast, radio and journalism studies with positions on several editorial boards and scientific committees, e.g., Taylor & Francis (US), Bloomsbury (UK), Radiofonias (Brazil) and Media & Communication (Netherland). She is co-editor of the Q1-ranked journal Radio Studies: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media (Intellect, UK) and the forthcoming Routledge Companion of Radio and Podcast Studies (Routledge, 2022). She is also associate editor for the online journal RadioDoc Review (, focused on international podcast and radio feature documentary work.

Mia Lindgren has worked as a journalist for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation and ABC Radio National, and freelance radio documentary producer for international broadcasters. She was Foundation Head of School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University (2014 – 2018).

Professor Lindgren has conducted curriculum reviews and assessments for national and international Higher Education institutions and projects in New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies; Podcasting; Radio Studies and Practice; Public Health Media; Practice as Research

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Journalism Studies and Practice; Podcast Practice and Studies:


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Podcasting, Radio Studies and Practice, Journalism:

Fields of Research

  • Communication And Media Studies - 470100
  • Creative And Professional Writing - 360200


  • 2015, National, Anne Dunn Research Excellence Award, JERAA and ANZCA
  • 2006, Other, Vice Chancellors Teaching Excellence Award, Murdoch University


Also published as: Lindgren, Mia; Lindgren, M.; Lindgren, Mia Kersti Maria; Lindgren, M. K. M.; Lindgren, Mia K.M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: De-tabooing depression and anxiety: Mental health communication in old age *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2017: Building the Australian response to the `superbugs? crisis *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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