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The academics

 

Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham is a Senior Teaching Fellow, teaching into the Journalism and Creative Arts programs. She has won a national Office of Learning and Teaching citation for her approach to teaching data-driven journalism, and has co-ordinated student-authored data projects for The Guardian Australia, Crikey and APN Australian Regional Media.

Her professional background is in print and magazine journalism and she also writes long-form fiction and creative non-fiction, so people are often surprised that she's obsessed with data. But she believes you can find a good yarn between the lines of an Excel spreadsheet and is passionate about making sure her students are both data-literate and data-enthusiastic. Some of her academic publishing includes A DIY, Project-based Approach to Teaching Data Journalism and By the Numbers: Data Journalism Projects as a Means of Teaching Political Investigative Reporting. She's also given some advice for budding data journalists in an article featured in a Walkley Magazine.

Caroline is also the co-author of Writing Feature Stories: How to research and write articles — from listicles to longform, and the co-author/co-producer of Lost in Larrimah, a six-part true crime podcast for The Australian, made with support from Bond University and in collaboration with four student journalists.

 

Dr Donna Henson

Dr Donna Henson

Dr Donna Henson is an Associate Professor of Communication and Creative Media at Bond University. She teaches primarily in the areas of human communication and research methods, with educational experience in New Zealand, the United States and Australia.

Donna has previously been involved in funded research for the New Zealand Government Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage investigating broadcasting funding levels in OECD countries. She has also conducted independent evaluative research for the Education Development Office, City University of Hong Kong. More recent research focusses on narrative identity, autoethnography and meaning-making across contexts and in response to significant life events.

 

Dr James Birt

Dr James Birt

Dr James Birt is an Associate Professor and discipline lead of Interactive Media and Design in the Faculty of Society & Design at Bond University, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab. His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of interactive mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, 3d printing, mobile) experiences assisting learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery.

The distinctive contribution James brings to education scholarship is in digital media teaching and learning. He is a recipient of a 2014 Australian Office of Learning and Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. James utilises novel pedagogical approaches, curriculum and resources to balance the science and art predilections of his students, whilst supporting them with learning how to learn. His service to the university and wider community has formed around his experience in emerging technology, teaching and learning.

 

Nikolche Vasilevski

Nikolche Vasilevski

Nikolche Vasilevski is a researcher and lecturer in the Interactive Media and Design program in the Faculty of Society & Design at Bond University.

For more than 20 years Nikolche has held various positions in the Information Technology sector, from senior developer to IT project manager. After receiving a Bond University PhD scholarship, his efforts have concentrated on his research study titled “Gamification: Using Micro-location to Increase Sense of Place through Service-Dominant Logic”.