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Biography

David has worked as a radio broadcaster and content producer, news editor, and multimedia designer. His academic career includes lecturing in journalism, media and communication. His research interests encompass digital game-based learning, applied drama and technology, social media, mobile media, and online education.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Charles Sturt University, 13/05/2011
  • Graduate Certificate in University Teach & Learn, Charles Sturt University, 08/05/2008
  • Master of Arts, University of Wollongong, 13/08/2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication - Journalism), Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 28/04/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Applied drama
  • Creative industries
  • Digital games
  • Game-based learning
  • Journalism
  • Mobile media
  • Social media

Research expertise

David was a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2007 - 2010) with the Australian Defence Simulation Office, developing and trialing digital game-based and online role-based simulation tools for use in crisis management simulations and training. A protoype scenario and Web-based simulation engine were produced for Australian Defence Force public affairs personnel.

This work draws upon and expands David's research interests in digital game-based learning, the use of 'everyday' digital and online media technologies in learning and teaching, and the application of traditional applied drama conventions and techniques to produce engaging blended learning activities. Recent publications have examined the links between drama, education and technology.

David has also researched and published widely in the communication and journalism education fields. He is interested in the impact and application of mobile media and social media, and the implications for higher education and training in the media and communication disciplines.

Other recent research projects include:

  • Scholarship in Teaching grant, Charles Sturt University (2008 – 2010)

Funded by CSU's Division of Learning & Teaching Services ($10,000) this project explored the application of radio production and presentation training resources to educational podcasting.

  • Faculty Research Development Grant, Charles Sturt University, (2007 - 2009)

This $10,000 Charles Sturt University Faculty of Arts project developed resources to support introduction of mobile media production skills and techniques to the tertiary journalism curriculum.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200100Communication And Media Studies50
130103Higher Education50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Journalism Education Association of Australia
  • Member - Australian & New Zealand Communication Association
  • Member - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
  • Member - Association of Internet Researchers
  • Member - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

Invitations

International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI)
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, Ireland (Invited Presenter)
2012
Teacher Visit Day
The University of Newcastle, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2012
International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI)
The University of Sydney, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009
Research exchange - simulation technology
Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione, Italy (Invited Presenter)
2009
Journalism and mobile media - guest lecture
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (Invited Presenter)
2009
Government communication and social media
Gavin Anderson, Canberra, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
Future Ink – the Regional Media Futures
Charles Sturt University, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2005

Collaboration

David has collaborated on cross-disciplinary projects, including an ARC Linkage project (2007 - 2009) with the Australian Defence Force.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

David currently coordinates a team of academic and general staff, and deals with the range of administrative duties that entails.

He has administered research projects, including budgeting, staffing and reporting tasks.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Communication
  • Creative industries
  • Journalism
  • Mobile media
  • Social media

Teaching expertise

David has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in journalism, media and communication since 2000. He is experienced in developing and teaching blended and online courses, using a range of digital media technologies and Web-based systems.

Throughout his teaching career David has coordinated at course and program level, and has served on Teaching and Learning Committees at School, Faculty and institutional levels.

David has also shared his teaching expertise with colleagues through a teaching fellowship (Flexible Learning Institute, Charles Sturt University), and involvement with postgraduate tertiary teaching courses.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Cameron DJ, 'Encoding liveness: performance and real-time rendering in machinima', The Machinima Reader, MIT Press, Cambridge, US 127-142 (2011) [B1]
2009Anderson M, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, Drama Education with Digital Technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom, 234 (2009) [A1]
2006Carroll J, Anderson M, Cameron DJ, Real players? drama, technology and education, Trentham Books Limited, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom, 184 (2006) [A1]
2004Cameron DJ, ''The story so far...': The researcher as a player in game analysis', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, February 62-72 (2004) [C1]

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Anderson M, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, Drama Education with Digital Technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom, 234 (2009) [A1]
2006Carroll J, Anderson M, Cameron DJ, Real players? drama, technology and education, Trentham Books Limited, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom, 184 (2006) [A1]

Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of ongoing research and practice', The End of Journalism Version 2.0, Peter Lang, Oxford, UK 89-100 (2014)
2014Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'Social Media Networks and the "Unthinkable Present"', Networks in Society, Pan Stanford, Boca Raton, FL 167-200 (2014)
2013Anderson M, Cameron DJ, 'Drama and Learning Technologies: To Affinity Spaces and Beyond', How Drama Activates Learning, Bloomsbury, London 226-244 (2013) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, 'Encoding liveness: performance and real-time rendering in machinima', The Machinima Reader, MIT Press, Cambridge, US 127-142 (2011) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of current research and practice', The End of Journalism: News in the Twenty-First Century, Peter Lang, Bern 63-71 (2011) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, Finlayson A, Wotzko R, 'Visualizing social computing output: Mapping student blogs and tweets', Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments, Springer, Heidelberg 337-350 (2011) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, Anderson M, 'Potential to reality: drama, technology and education', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 6-19 (2009) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Lessons from applied drama: Conventions to help serious games developers', Serious games on the move, Springer, Vienna, Austria 27-42 (2009) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, 'Mashup: Digital media and drama conventions', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 52-66 (2009) [B1]
2007Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'Epistemic video games and Mantle of the Expert: A communities of practice approach', Planting trees of drama with global vision in local knowledge: IDEA 2007 dialogues, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America 324-335 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Anderson M, Cameron DJ, Sutton P, 'Participation and creation in these brave new worlds: Technology and innovation as part of the landscape', Research in Drama Education, 17 469-476 (2012) [C3]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Lessons from applied drama: Conventions to help serious games developers', Networks, 12 87-96 (2009) [C1]
2009Carroll J, Cameron D, 'Drama, digital pre-text and social media', RIDE-THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE, 14 295-312 (2009) [C1]
2008Arciuli J, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'The use of applied drama in crisis management: An empirical psychological study', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 3 3-8 (2008) [C1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'Playing the game: Role distance and digital performance', Applied Theatre Researcher, 6 x-x (2005) [C1]
2004Cameron DJ, ''The story so far...': The researcher as a player in game analysis', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, February 62-72 (2004) [C1]
2001Cameron DJ, 'Playing serious games in journalism classes', Asia Pacific Media Educator, 141-149 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Cameron DJ, Carroll J, Wotzko R, 'Epistemic games and applied drama: Converging conventions for serious play', Proceedings of DiGRA 2011 Conference: Think Design Play, Hilversum, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2010Bossomaier T, Tulip J, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'SCCRASL and CADGE: Crisis representation and simulation in serious games', Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applied Modelling & Simulation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010) [E1]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Encoding liveness: Performance and real-time rendering in machinima', Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association conference, London, UK (2009) [E1]
2009Finlayson A, Cameron DJ, Hardy M, 'Journalism education as a perpetual beta test: Notes on the design and delivery of tertiary 'social media' subjects', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Perth (2009) [E1]
2008Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of research and practice', End of Journalism?, Luton, UK (2008) [E1]
2008Cameron DJ, Van Heekeren B, 'Hello, and welcome to the show: Applying radio's 'explaining voice' to educational podcasting', Ascilite conference proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2008) [E1]
2007Cameron DJ, 'Mobile media and the journalism curriculum', Mobile media, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2006Cameron DJ, 'The rocket in your pocket: How mobile phones became The Media by stealth', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'Machinima: Digital performance and emergent authorship', Digital Games Research Association conference, Vancouver (2005) [E1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'The Net Generation goes to university?', Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2005Boland G, Cameron DJ, 'Newspaper Theatre: Applying performance-based learning to journalism education', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2003Cameron DJ, 'Small Screen, big picture: Students explore TV journalism with streaming media', Digital voyages 2003: Proceedings of the Apple University Consortium Conference, Adelaide (2003) [E1]
2003Cameron DJ, 'To the Spice Islands: Interactive Process Drama', Digital Arts & Culture conference, Melbourne (2003) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$325,000

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2008 (1 grants)

Lessons from the explaining voice$10,000
Funding Body: Charles Sturt University

SchemeRole
Internal competitiveChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020082010
GNo:142216911

2007 (2 grants)

Crisis management simulation: developing a methodology for transforming communication response$305,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$305,00020072009
GNo:142216899

Mobile media$10,000
Funding Body: Charles Sturt University

SchemeRole
Internal competitiveChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020072009
GNo:142216919
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112014PHD Communication & Media Studies
Charles Sturt University
Co-SupervisorRole in Affinity Spaces

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2010Honours Communication & Media Studies
Charles Sturt University
Principal SupervisorTuning them in : creating engaging radio news for teenagers
2007Honours Communication & Media Studies
Charles Sturt University
Principal SupervisorRadio documentary : an endangered species?
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Dr David Cameron

Work Phone(02) 4921 5360
Fax(02) 4921 7115
Email
PositionDeputy Director, Academic Technologies
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
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Drama Building (DB),
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-cameron
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-cameron