Researchers

Chief Investigator: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Email: stephi@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Professor Donald is the lead researcher and ARC Future Fellow of this project. She began this project as Professor of Comparative Film Studies at the University of New South Wales, and is now the Head of the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, UK. She was previously Foundation Dean of Media and Communication at RMIT University, and Professor of Chinese Media Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research covers film, the media, and children’s experiences in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on visual culture.

www.stephaniedonald.info

https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-stephanie-hemelryk-donald

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dr Qiu Zitong

Email: zitongqiu@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Dr Zitong Qiu is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Design at Ningbo Institute of Technology (NIT), Zhejiang University. Her research interests mainly cover three interdisciplinary areas: youth and childhood (from a cultural-historical approach), cultural theories (in particular Chinese modernism and modernity), and Chinese film studies. She has published work on Chinese youth and media in Cultural Studies, China Media Report and Oxford Bibliographies. She is currently working on her book, Youth and Chinese Modernity, which will be published by Zhejiang University Press.

Postgraduate Researcher: Kelly Royds

Email: k.royds@unsw.edu.au

Kelly has recently submitted her PhD thesis at University of New South Wales, Australia. Her work and research for the past eight years has focused on the use of participatory media for social justice and development education. Her doctoral study explores the intersections of childhood, participatory media and international development. Kelly’s research will aim to compliment the overall future fellowship projects, which focuses on a meta-level international analysis of the migrant child, by exploring children’s own constructions of self, place and community through participatory video in Australia and Timor-Leste.

Publications:

Royds, K. (2015). Listening to learn: children’s experiences of participatory video for global education in Australia and Timor-LesteMedia International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, (154), 67–7.

Postgraduate researcher: Lina Tao

Email: linatao@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Lina Tao has an MA by research ‘Media representation of internal migrant children in China between 1990 and 2012’ from the University of New South Wales.  Her project interrogated the ways in which internal migrant children have been represented in the Chinese media, with a particular focus on the vibrant new media and the shifting media/power relation in contemporary China. Following the completion of a Bachelor’s degree at the School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University in 2004, she worked as a full-time journalist and film critic in Beijing, China. In 2008-2012, she was employed as a researcher and policy analyst at China Policy, an international independent think-tank. She was selected as a delegate to the 2013 Australia China Youth Dialogue and a fellow of Foundation for Australian Studies in China.

She currently works at the British Embassy in Beijing.

Publications: 

Tao, L. and Donald SH, ‘Migrant Youth and New Media in Asia’, in L. Hjorth and O. Khoo eds. The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).

Postgraduate researcher: Zenhui Yan

Zhenhui is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales under the supervision of Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Dr Yi Zheng (joint supervisor) and Dr Ayxem Eli (co-supervisor). She also retains her position as a lecturer at China Agricultural University in Beijing, China. She received her BA and MA in linguistics respectively from Wuhan University in 2001 and Shanghai International Studies University in 2004. She received MSc in film studies from University of Edinburgh in 2011. Her current doctoral thesis focuses on the relationship between cinematic landscapes and ethnic minority children in Chinese cinema. It is a multi-disciplinary research project encompassing cultural geography, film studies and children’s geographies.

UK doctoral researcher: Tracy Mullan

Email: tracymullan@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Tracy Mullan is the UK in-country researcher for the Dorothy Project. She is a PhD candidate in the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of Middlesex. She is a former solicitor, and also previously worked in Azerbaijan for a film company producing a documentary about the Azerbaijan government’s response to a humanitarian crisis. Her recent work focused on the impact of Europe’s largest eviction (at Dale Farm, Essex UK) on 40 Irish and Gypsy traveller children. Her work with the Dorothy Project will include working with migrant children participating in film workshops.

Research assistant: Stefan Solomon

Email: stefansolomon@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Stefan Solomon completed his PhD in Film and Literature in 2012 at the University of New South Wales. His thesis addressed the postwar work of William Faulkner, both as novelist and screenwriter, and considered the connections between literary and cinematic writing in the twentieth-century. He is currently a Research Assistant with the Dorothy Project, offering support to the CI, and conducting his own research into Spanish cinema. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in film at The University of Reading.

Research assistant: Dr Enda Murray

Email: enda@virusmedia.com.au

Enda Murray is an award winning media producer and educator with 29 years experience in the industry gained in Ireland, England and Australia. His body of work spans his interest in film, popular culture, health and social change. He was recently awarded his DCA from the University of Western Sydney and his DCA project looked at migrant connections between Ireland and Australia. His work has screened internationally on television and at major film festivals and he is a founding member of the art activist ensemble www.boat-people.info

Web manager: Dr Jo Chipperfield

Email: admin@dorothyproject.stephaniedonald.info

Jo Chipperfield is an editor, writer and educator specialising in academic writing, and currently works part-time as a Research Project Manager at the Australian Catholic University. Jo has a BA (1st class Hons) in English language and literatures and for her MA (Distinction) focused on Australian short stories (Hull 1995 & 1999). She also has as a postgraduate qualification in Editing and Publishing (UTS 2006) and a PhD in English from the University of Sydney, focused on narrative theory and crime writing. She has edited a range of academic collections, monographs, journal papers and books, and is also a non-fiction and crime writing mentor at Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

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