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Ms Sue Green

Acting Co-ordinator and Lecturer, Journalism


Sue Green is a Lecturer in Journalism and Acting Co-ordinator of the Journalism Program in the Department of Media and Communications, at Swinburne University of Technology. Sue teaches and convenes writing subjects, teaches Media Law and convenes and teaches Ethics for Journalists.

Before joining Swinburne Sue was a Swinburne University Adjunct Teaching Fellow and a full-time journalist. She has more than 40 years journalism experience and has held senior writing and editing positions in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, as well as writing for publication from numerous other countries. These positions include: Weekend Magazines Editor, the Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand; Australia Correspondent, Senior Feature Writer and Deputy Features Editor, The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong; State Political Correspondent, Melbourne Desk Editor and National Arts Correspondent, Australian Associated Press; Weekend Magazine Editor, The Herald, Melbourne; Education Writer, The Age, Melbourne.

Sue has a particular interest in the transition from industry to the Academy and has presented on this at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. She also has a longstanding involvement in the arts, textiles, the arts, design and craft and has written extensively on these. A book reviewer for more than 25 years, she has chaired events at the Melbourne Writers Festival, at Melbourne's Crime and Justice Festival, for Wellington City Libraries and for New Zealand publishers.

Sue is Journalism Chair of the Popular Culture Assciation of Australia and New Zealand and is keen to increase the profile of journalism in the association. She is also Media Officer with the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, with responsibility for its public profile. In this capacity she is a member of the JERAA executive.

As well as a postgraduate journalism qualification from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, Sue has a BA (Textile Design) majoring in handknitting from RMIT University, Melbourne. She has written and reviewed extensively for craft, art and textile magazines and is now a PhD candidate at Swinburne, her PhD research bringing together her two specialisations. As part of this she is writing Disruptive Knitting: Gender, politics and knitting in Australia, an interview-based book combining social history and contemporary research in themed chapters.

Green, Sue; 2016. Knitting Needles As Weapons of War: Handknitting and the role of women in Australia during and post-World War II. Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Sydney University, NSW, Australia, June 2016.

Green, Sue; 2016. Industry to the Academy: A Case Study. JERAA-WJEC Preconference, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2016
Green, Sue ; 2017. Bombs away: Yarn bombing and self-expression, political messenger and commercial enterprise, PopCAANZ: the 8th Annual International Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, 10-11 July 2017.

Dodd, Andrew; Green, Sue; 2017. Understanding each other: a collaboration between Australian and Indonesian journalism schools, JERAA2017, Conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 4-6 December 2017

Research interests

Design History, Philosophy, and Theory; Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

Fields of Research

  • Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy - 130201
  • Textile And Fashion Design - 120306
  • Journalism And Professional Writing - 190300

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies