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Dr Joyleen Christensen

Deputy Program Convenor

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (Film, Media and Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

Joyleen Christensen is the Deputy Program Convenor of Foundation Studies programs at the Ourimbah campus. She is also a lecturer in film and literature in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre and an accredited PASS Supervisor.

Research Expertise
Joyleen Christensen's research focuses on issues related to her chosen disciplines of film, literature and cultural studies, as well as her interest in pedagogy and support strategies centred on enabling education. Her doctoral thesis - 'Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment' - examined the production and consumption of contemporary celebrity against significant social and historical movements in regional and transnational cultural relations over the last thirty years.

Teaching Expertise
Joyleen Christensen is the recipient of a number of teaching excellence awards, including the 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support and the inaugural English Language & Foundation Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Enabling and undergraduate-level courses into which she has taught include: • Literature & Film (Open Foundation) • Film Studies (Newstep) • English (Newstep) • Contemporary World Cinema and Its Contexts • Film and Television Studies • Introduction to Film and Television Studies • The Australian Cinema • Television in Australia • Contemporary European Cinema • Genre Study: The Horror Film • Australian Literature: Narratives of Identity

Administrative Expertise
• Deputy Program Convenor – Foundation Studies, Ourimbah (2015) • Acting Program Convenor – Open Foundation, Ourimbah (Semester 2 2012, Semester 2 2014) • Student Academic Advisor – Ourimbah (2012-2015) • Enabling Mentor Coordinator (2009-2015) • Member of the English Language & Foundation Studies Centre Teaching & Learning Committee (2012, 2014-2015) • Member of the English Language & Foundation Studies Centre Board (2012-2013)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theatre), University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Adaptation studies
  • Asian studies
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Enabling education
  • Fandom
  • Film and television
  • Film studies
  • Literary studies
  • Literature
  • Mentor programs
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Stardom and celebrity
  • Student support

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 40
200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified 30
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2015 Lecturer University of Newcastle
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2008 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 -  Membership - Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Membership - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Asian Studies Association of Australia Asian Studies Association of Australia
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Office for Learning and Teaching
2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
2013 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for Enabling Programs
University of Newcastle
2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Christensen JJ, 'Lost in translation: Disrespect and the importance of cultural nuance in Hong Kong/Hollywood cinematic relations', Hollywood and the World, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 89-98 (2014) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Christensen JJ, 'We are all the same, we are all unique': The paradox of using individual celebrity as metaphor for national (transnational) identity', Humanity, 2012 11-24 (2012) [C2]

Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Christensen JJ, 'Approaching celebrity studies from (more than) One Direction: A model for deconstructing the contemporary boy band', Celebrity Studies 2nd Biennial Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London (2014) [E3]
2014 Christensen JJ, 'The production and reception of global celebrity: Marketing Andy Lau', Film and Media 2014 - Visions of Identity: Global Film & Media, Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London (2014) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'Infernal departures: Examining the production and reception of Hollywood/Hong Kong remakes and adaptations', 1st Global Conference. Hollywood and the World, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, '"Let the world know we are all Chinese": The role of the music video in Andy Lau's 'New' patriotism', 4th Annual PopCAANZ Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'Andy Lau ... Unforgettable', Another World of Popular Entertainments, Newcastle, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When knowledge 'clicks': Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Jaime Hunt
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When knowledge 'clicks': Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When Atticus met Eminem and Ennis met Obi-Wan: Enabling learning through the use of film adaptation', Teaching Adaptations Symposium Program, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'The charisma of Andy Lau: Cultural instability and the role of the celebrity in nationalist discourse', Celebrity Studies Inaugural Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'A big BOOST: Enhancing student engagement through packaged academic and peer support', Conference Handbook. Foundation & Bridging Educators New Zealand Inaugural Conference 2012, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'Bridging the gap: Andy Lau Tak-wah and the porous borders of Chinese national cinema', 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Parramatta, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011 Christensen JJ, 'Enabling efficacy: Promoting self- and collaborative efficacy within enabling education programs', Book of Abstracts. 1st International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
2010 Christensen JJ, 'What more can I do? Linking student learning to proactive lecturer practices', New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators 9th National Conference. Programme, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
2009 Kavanagh KO, Christensen JJ, 'Social Inclusion in a Distance Education Context', 3rd National Conference of Enabling Educators Abstracts, Toowoomba, QLD (2009) [E3]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Christensen J, Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment, University of Newcastle (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $29,616

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $5,000

Travel grant - Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education$5,000

Funding of travel to the UK to undertake a research projects involving benchmarking and fact finding activities and participation in sharing of practice and research related to access, equity, widening participation and student success in post-secondary education.

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $3,468

Scholarship - Improving Access to Higher Education Conference$2,968

Attendance at the Improving Access to Higher Education Conference, Sydney, 17-18 April 2013

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Postgraduate travel bursary - Teaching Adaptations Symposium$500

Attendance at the Teaching Adaptations Symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 4-5 February 2013

Funding body: University of Tasmania

Funding body University of Tasmania
Project Team
Scheme Postgraduate Travel Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20125 grants / $17,089

HEPPP project grant - BOOST Open Foundation (Ourimbah)$9,220

Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Description: Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) project grant funding for a combined academic and peer support program for students in the Open Foundation enabling program at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus.

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Scholarship - Shangri-La University Alliance Southern China 10-day cultural tour$3,000

Scholarship for Shangri-La University Alliance Southern China 10-day cultural tour, China, 4-14 April (All expenses paid)

Funding body: Confucius Institute

Funding body Confucius Institute
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Scholarship - Evaluating & Optimising Social Inclusion in Tertiary Education: Measurement & Evaluation for Improved Participation Conference$2,968

Scholarship for attendance at the Evaluating & Optimising Social Inclusion in Tertiary Education: Measurement & Evaluation for Improved Participation Conference, Melbourne, 29-30 May 2012

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Scholarship - Research Higher Degree Completion$1,526

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Postgraduate bursary - Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference$375

Postgraduate Bursary Description: Postgraduate bursary for registration at Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 12-14 December 2012

Funding body: Celebrity Studies Journal

Funding body Celebrity Studies Journal
Project Team
Scheme Postgraduate Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,859

Scholarship - Measuring & Improving Student Engagement & Experience Conference$2,859

Scholarship, Measuring & Improving Student Engagement & Experience Conference, Melbourne, 22-23 November 2011

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $200

Postgraduate travel bursary - Asia-Pacific Week$200

Postgraduate travel bursary for attendance at Asia-Pacific Week, Australian National University, Canberra, 8-11 February 2010

Funding body: Australian National University

Funding body Australian National University
Project Team
Scheme Postgraduate Travel Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $1,000

Scholarship - History Department Summer Scholarship$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Dr Joyleen Christensen

Positions

Deputy Program Convenor
ELFSC
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
ELFSC
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Email joyleen.christensen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4190

Office

Room HO 1.69
Building Humanities Office
Location Ourimbah Campus
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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