New Staff arrivals!
New journalism lecturer Dr Amalie Finlayson has spent most of her career in online journalism, with The Times and Guardian in London, as well as Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand, and the Sydney Morning Herald. Drawing on her own experience and networks, Amalie is helping students to create new career pathways in a shifting media and education landscape.
Recently arrived professor of design Professor Craig Bremner is developing projects that explore the design of new living models for an urbanised planet. Some applications of his research methods have traced the experience of living in cities, using banks, and driving motorcars. In private practice Craig has curated design exhibitions that have toured Australia, the USA, and Japan, and he has worked as a designer in Italy, Scotland and Australia.
Joining the public relations team for 2012, Dr Johanna Fawkes brings extensive experience of industry practice and teaching in the UK. After a career in public relations, Jo led public relations courses at three universities, including the very highly regarded BA (Hons) at Leeds Metropolitan University. Jo was also Chief Examiner for the UK Chartered Institute for Public Relations Diploma. She completed her PhD on professional ethics in PR.
New advertising lecturer David Reid worked for highly awarded British advertising agency DiFFERENT, before teaching Advertising, Digital Media and Mass Communication at Northumbria University in England and at Curtin University in Malaysia. His areas of research focus primarily around the impact of technology on advertising and marketing communication.
Daniel Aubin joins the CSU theatre/media team with the aim of inspiring the next generation of dynamic creative thinkers and communicators in contemporary creative practice. Daniel is a former Canadian national gymnast and has been a performing artist, director and educator for over 15 years in Europe, North America and Australasia. His experience ranges from stunt doubling Mark Wahlberg to corporate leadership programs to theatre, film, festivals, special events and circus. Daniel has taught physical theatre, clown and acrobatics at Flinders University, Adelaide College of the Arts and for Australian Dance Theatre.
New to the theatre/media team,Kate Smith is a professional actress and playwright who specializes in comedic writing and performance. Kate has worked in theatre, television and film as an actress, writer, producer and casting agent. She has toured shows nationally and internationally for NSW Arts Council, Regional Arts and independent comedy producers. Kate also worked as a radio segment presenter for Triple J, Fbi Radio & 2BS. Kate is completing her PhD and is also a qualified yoga teacher.
New lecturer in design for theatre and television, Martin Kinnane has designed for theatre and events both nationally and internationally. He has lit 50 productions for the Ensemble Theatre, as well as leading productions forHotHouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, White Box Theatre, and the Bell Shakespeare Company. His events include lighting design for East Timor???s Independence Day Celebrations for the United Nations, the Spiegel Tent, NewYork and Miami, all the Papal Ceremonies at World Youth Day 2008, and the World Masters Games Opening Ceremony 2009. Martin is possibly best known for his spectacular lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (the Bridge Effect) from 2000 to 2007. Martin conducted project teaching at National Institute of Dramatic Art 2000 ??? 2010. He is adapting current and new technologies to enhance learning for all streams of design with virtual media.
Associate lecturer Thomas Papathanassiou joins the acting for screen and stage program with a background as an actor, director, writer and choreographer. With an interest in actor training methodologies, Thomas has worked for St Martin???s Youth Arts Centre, Victorian College of the Arts, and the education teams at Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Buzz Dance Theatre Company. He has been researching the importance of diversity in the Arts and in audience development, collaborating on and devising performance projects that examine cultural identity and displacement.
Claire Moloney is now lecturing in >Design for Theatre and Television. Claire is an Australian based designer, specialising in set, costume, properties & production design for films, television, stage and events or exhibitions. Claire has designed the set and/ or costumes for numerous theatre productions Australia wide as well as co-designing and co-presenting Aristophanes??? The Birds at the Prague Quadrennial. Claire has worked on numerous short films and a number of feature films in various roles within the design department. Claire has been working professionally in the costume departments on the hit musicals West Side Story, Cats, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical, The Boy From Oz, The Producers and Dirty Dancing. Claire previously taught at both the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Her awards include The Australian Council for the Arts Grant, the William Fletcher Grant and numerous photography prizes.
Contact: Peter Simmons