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Professor Mia Lindgren

Dean, School of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities
PhD Journalism, Murdoch University, Australia


Professor Mia Lindgren is Dean of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Professor Lindgren is interested in journalistic storytelling and the role of journalism practice in society. She investigates evolving forms of journalism and the emerging area of podcast studies. She combines practice-led methodologies and publications (NTROs) with traditional scholarship in leading international journals and presses. Her contribution to journalism studies was noted with the 2015 Anne Dunn Research Excellence Award (awarded by the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia).

Professor Lindgren’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by two Australian Research Council (ARC) and two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. Her most recent projects examine the intersection between journalism and public health.  She is currently Chief Investigator (CI) an ARC Discovery project investigating public engagement and media representation of antimicrobial resistant ʻsuperbugsʼ. Her NHMRC-funded project The Australian Asbestos Network ( developed a storytelling website exploring the social, industrial, legal and medical history of asbestos in Australia. It used storytelling as a vehicle for public health information to raise awareness about the dangerous material.  This project was selected as one of the highly rated impact studies in the recent ARC Impact Study.

Mia Lindgren publishes in the areas of journalism studies and practice; and radio and podcast studies. She is co-author of two books about broadcast; the Australian Broadcast Journalism (OUP, 2013; 2005; 2002) and Den Självkörda Radioboken (Liber, 2005).She has co-edited the Q1-ranked Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, published by Intellect (UK) since 2015. She is also associate editor for the online journal RadioDoc Review (, which aims to build scholarship focused on international podcast and radio feature documentary work.

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

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

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


  • 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

  • 2017: Building the Australian response to the `superbugs? crisis  *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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