The School of Communication and Creative Industries plays an active role in research:
- Crisis Management Simulation: developing a methodology for transforming communication response
- Lessons from the "explaining voice": Radio broadcasting as a model for effective and distinctive educational podcasting
- Digital pre-text
- Justice Culture and Football Referee Communication
- The ethics of "fake news" and media release journalism
- The research and evaluation practices of Australian public relations professionals
- Devising Celebration
- Creating the Carnivalesque
Crisis Management Simulation:
developing a methodology for transforming communication response
June 2007 to June 2010
This project merges cutting-edge digital games technology with applied drama techniques to produce a crisis management game to simulate conflict and crisis scenarios. Working closely with the Australian Defence Force to better understand organisational communication under extreme pressure, this new approach will build teamwork and break down barriers to effective crisis management.
Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant)
Australian Defence Force (Industry Partner)
2008 to 2009
An exhibition of collaborative and interdisciplinary works by staff of the School of Communication and Creative Industries responding to the idea of text/object.
Lessons from the "explaining voice": Radio broadcasting as a model for effective and distinctive educational podcasting
2008 to 2009
This CSU Scholarship in Teaching project will evaluate the potential contributions to learning and teaching at CSU afforded by radio station 2MCE-FM. The station broadcasts to Bathurst and Orange, and is also available to a CSU-wide audience via an online service. In particular, the project will consider the benefits of develoing audio learning materials based on the notion of the "explaining voice" - a style of vocal presentation closely aligned to radio broadcasting traditions.
Research team: David Cameron & Brett Van Heekeren and Michelle O'Connor (2MCE-FM).
Digital pre-text: Applied drama and technology
Justice Culture and Football Referee Communication
Dr Peter Simmons was the first Australian to be awarded FIFA's prestigious Joao Havelange Research Scholarship in 2008. He conducted an experiment to test the effects of different referee communication styles on player reactions in Australia, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore and Great Britain.
- Justice Culture and Football Referee Report 1.3Mb [PDF]
The ethics of "fake news" and media release journalism
2006 to 2007
Dr Peter Simmons and Dr Edward Spence dissected the practice of journalists using public relations news releases as news, from an ethical standpoint. They published several papers on the topic.
The research and evaluation practices of Australian public relations professionals
2004 to 2005
Dr Peter Simmons and Dr Tom Watson conducted a nationwide survey of public relations professionals. The survey was conducted through the Public relations Institute of Australia.