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Professor Mark Balnaves

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School of Design Communication and IT

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Mark Balnaves started his career in the media as a news production assistant and journalist in print and television, in Canberra and northern Victoria, and then moved to Broadglen Publishing, Melbourne. As an academic he has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Courses include cultural studies, communication and media research methodology, media audiences and public relations (theory). He has obtained funding for postgraduate scholarships and has supervised a number of PhDs, Masters and Honours students, as well as examining at all levels. He has served on a range of school and university level committees at current and past universities. He served for two years as the Chair of the Mass Communication Program at Murdoch University and was program director for the BA Communication for two years at the University of Canberra where he developed courses for domestic and international programs. His research interests now include ethnography of design; history of media research; application of immersive media environments and global networks to design; broadcasting and related media fields; and social media and its role in e-governance; public opinion and news. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), the European Consortium of Communication Research (ECCR), and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Professor Balnaves has been a theme editor for Media International Australia and is a reviewer for the Journal of Communication Management. He has published over 90 refereed papers, including book chapters, with leading journals and publishers in the field. He has published a number of books with Penguin, Sage, Bloomsbury Academic and Palgrave MacMillan. These include Mobilising the Audience (2002), Media Theories and Approaches: A Global Perspective (2008), A New Theory of Information and the Internet: Public Sphere Meets Protocol (2011) and Rating the Audience: The Business of Media (2011). In 2011 he was invited as a ‘World Thinker’ to the annual Festival of Thinkers in the United Arab Emirates to debate and discuss media issues.

Research Expertise

Professor Balnaves's major research interests and expertise are in: - immersive media; - future of media production (news, broadcasting, design); - e-governance; - history of media; - media and audiences; - diffusion and adoption of new media; and, - social equity and media policy. Professor Balnaves research expertise portfolio includes: Telstra/EIP and ACTEW: At RMIT Professor Balnaves received $240,000 through the Telstra Fund for Social and Policy Research. This project was taken over by Patricia Palmer when I moved to Canberra. I received in Canberra a $15,000 competitive grant in 1994 from the Telstra Fund for Social and Policy Research in Telecommunications to begin preliminary planning of the longitudinal evaluation of Telstra Multimedia's broadband pilot in Gungahlin. Telstra Multimedia provided $94,000 for the baseline research. Telstra Multimedia suspended its trials of broadband in August 1996. The baseline study conducted for Telstra Multimedia was completed successfully in July 1996 and data has been provided in publications. Telstra's proposed broadband project was taken over by ACTEW, Canberra's energy and water utility. Professor Balnaves received $50,000 to undertake ACTEW’s baseline research. Both investigations led to the creation of actual services. In the case of Telstra the Gungahlin project was used in planning the establishment of BigPond. In the case of ACTEW the project was used for the establishment of TransACT. Professor Balnaves also received an Evaluations and Investigations Program (DEETYA) grant of $350,000 to complement research in Gungahlin. AOLAA: At Murdoch University I have set up the Australasian Online Advertising Archive (AOLAA) with the Advertisers’ Federation of Australia (AFA) and the New Zealand Advertisers’ Federation (AAA). This was supported by a $48,000 grant to purchase a Sun250 server and equipment for digitisation. Governing Media Audiences: Together with Professor Tom O’Regan at the Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Professor Balnaves received funding to undertake a historical study of Australia’s television audiences. ACNielsen provided $20,000 additional support for interviews in a SPIRT bid. Australian Research Council (ARC): I have ARC LIEF, Linkage and Discovery Grants in the Communication and Media and Cultural Studies FOR Codes. ARC LIEF D63170 Interactive Television Audience Laboratory This grant established Australia’s first dedicated public research laboratory for assessing consumer motivation, evaluating program usability and theorising audience response to Interactive Television applications. Curtin/Murdoch/ECU and UWA were the joint funders. The laboratory features specialised testing equipment designed to emulate real-world digital broadcasting environments, enabling rich data on viewing behaviour to be collected and analysed. ARC Discovery LP0349033 Smart Communities – Applied research into integrated government services and regional networked neighbourhoods to support children and young people at risk This applied research project investigates and provides directions for improvement in the life choices available to children and young people at risk in remote, rural and urban areas of Western Australia. It does this by (i) conducting a detailed study of children and young people at risk, as identified by government and non-government agencies (ii) conducting quantitative and qualitative fieldwork into the communication patterns and information-seeking behaviour of children and young people at risk; (iii) exploring strategies and interventions through inter-agency co-operation in the provision of content and technology (as geographical or virtual communities). ARC Discovery DP0770606 The Emergence, Development and Transformation of Media Ratings Conventions and Methodologies in Australia, 1930-2008

Teaching Expertise
TEACHING - Edith Cowan University Communication and Culture Convergences Advanced Communication Research Methods Publication: preparation, research and writing Issues and Crisis Management Public Relations Theory/Perception Management Professional Placement Communication Research - Murdoch University Mass Communication II Media Audiences Media Planning (in conjunction with AIS Elliott Matthews) Media Research Writing for the Media - University of Canberra Intercultural Communication Media Research (UG, Honours and PG) Writing for the Media Screen - RMIT Media Research Power: its use and abuse

Administrative Expertise
ADMINISTRATION Custodial Guardian: Communications Policy Research Forum Australian Communications and Media Authority: Reviewer for research projects. Conference Organisation: Convenor. Personal Construct Psychology Association Conference. University of Canberra, 1995, Communication and Constructivisim: Breaking the Orthodoxies in PCP. Organiser. Crossing Cultural Frontiers, 28-29 April, Joint Rangsit University and University of Canberra Conference, 1997. Editorial: Editorial collective and reviewer. Continuum: journal of media and culture. Current. Theme Editor. Ratings in Transition. Media International Australia, 105, 2002. Editor. Centre for Communication Policy Research Research Series, University of Canberra, 1993-1996. Fellowships: Research Fellow. Centre for Research in Culture and Communication, Murdoch University. Media: Series Contributor. In the Pipeline. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). SERVICE TO ARC Workshop 5 advisor for Panel 11, RQF ARC Reviewer UNIVERSITY SERVICE Edith Cowan University Committees: Academic Board Faculty Board Postgraduate co-ordinator, School of Communications and Multimedia, 2003. AUSTRADE exhibitions and seminars, Emirates, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore 2002-2005. Graduate Attributes Working Party. Program Co-ordinator. UG, including PG program Hong Kong (LiPACE) and UG program at Malaysia (Raffles). School Executive International course creation: Masters units for London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, Indonesia Corporate communication for City of Jinan, China, 2006 Communication management for MDIS, Singapore Murdoch University Business, Information Technology and Law Appeals Committee Divisional Marketing Committee. Coordinator of twinned units in Media Audiences, Mass Communication II and Media Research Methods, KDU campus, Malaysia. Honours Committee. Law Program Committee. Program Chairs Committee. University Marketing Committee University of Canberra Academic Board, 1994. Chair, Information and Communication Services Committee, 2/94. Chair, Faculty Building Committee 1993. Chair, Inter-ACT: Interactive Services Consortium Co-Convenor, Honours and PG. Community Policy Reference Group, 1993-1994. Co-ordinator Political Advertising Archives. Director, Centre for Communication Policy Research, 1993-1997. Faculty Appeals Committee. Faculty Computer Needs Working Party, 1993. Joint Co-ordinator, Asia-Pac

Collaborations
Professor Balnaves has been the chief or lead investigator on grants totalling more than $2million, the majority from commercial sources plus ARC LIEF, Linkage and Discovery grants. He is an ARC assessor. Professor Balnaves's recent ARC grants include: 2011 Chief and Lead Investigator (with Gary Madden, Michele Willson, Tama Leaver, Philip Moore and Jonathan Noal) ARC Linkage LP110200026. $240,000. Online Money and Fantasy Games - an applied ethnographic study into the new entrepreneurial communities. 2010 Chief Investigator (with Janette Hartz-Karp and Dora Marinova) ARC Linkage LP100200803. $358,000. Transitions to a Sustainable City - Geraldton WA: An applied study into co-creating sustainability though civic deliberation and social media. 2006 Chief and Lead Investigator (with Tom O'Regan). ARC Discovery DP0770606. $265,000. The Emergence, Development and Transformation of Media Ratings Conventions and Methodologies in Australia, 1930-2008. 2005 Chief Investigator (with Lelia Green). ARC Discovery. DP0559707. $146,000. Australian responses to the images and discourses of terrorism and the other: establishing a metric of fear


Qualifications

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Keywords

  • Audience Research
  • Diffusion and Adoption of New Media
  • E-Governance and Participatory Media
  • History of Audience Measurement
  • History of Media
  • Immersive Media
  • Social Equity and Media Policy
  • Social Games
  • Social Media

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200104Media Studies30
200102Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies40
200199Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
14/07/2014 - 14/07/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Balnaves M, Wilson M, A new theory of information and the Internet: Public sphere meets protocol, Peter Lang Publishing, Bern, Switzerland, 208 (2011) [A1]
2011Balnaves M, O'Regan T, Goldsmith B, Rating the audience: The business of media, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, United Kingdom, 224 (2011) [A1]
2008Balnaves M, Donald S, Shoesmith B, Media theories and approaches: A global perspective, Palgrave Macmaillan, London, United Kingdom, 339 (2008) [A2]
2002Balnaves M, O'Regan T, Sternberg J, Mobilising the audience, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, 384 (2002) [A1]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, Atlas of media and information, Penguin Books, London, United Kingdom, 128 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Caputi P, Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach, SAGE, London, United Kingdom, 272 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, The global media atlas, British Film Institute, London, United Kingdom, 128 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, Atlas: des medias dans le monde, Autrement, Paris, France, 128 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, Der Fischer Atlas Medien, Fischer, Frankfurt, Germany, 128 (2001) [A2]
1993Thomas T, Balnaves M, New land, last home : the Vietnamese elderly and the Family Migration, Australian Govt. Public Service, Canberra, Australia, 59 (1993) [A1]
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Chapter (5 outputs)

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2014Balnaves M, 'Still the British Model? The BARB versus Nielsen', Television Audiences Across the World Deconstructing the Ratings Machine, Palgrave Macmillan, London 53-68 (2014) [B1]
2014Balnaves M, 'Domestication of Anglo-Saxon Conventions and Practices in Australia', Television Audiences Across the World: Deconstructing the Ratings Machine, Palgrave Macmillan, London 164-178 (2014) [B1]
2006Balnaves M, Shoesmith B, Walsh L, 'E-democracy: Media-liminal space in the era of age compression', International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, Springer, Berlin, Germany (2006) [B1]
2003Balnaves M, Green K, Shoesmith B, Hwee L, 'Push, Pull, Layering, and Blogs : User Behaviour in the Online Medium', Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook: Emerging Powerhouses, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, India 124-145 (2003) [B1]
2002Balnaves M, 'New Media, New Audiences', The Media & Communications in Australia, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, Australia 293-303 (2002) [B2]
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Journal article (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Balnaves M, 'The Australian finance sector and social media: Towards a history of the new banking', Media International Australia, - 132-145 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Balnaves M, O'Regan T, 'The politics and practice of television ratings conventions: Australian and American approaches to broadcast ratings', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 24 461-474 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10304311003703090
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009Balnaves M, 'Sublime Communication Technologies', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, 135-136 (2009) [C3]
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2009Balnaves M, Grunig J, Mahoney J, 'The illusion of control in public relations', Prism, 6 (2009) [C3]
2008Green L, Bloustien G, Balnaves M, '"We Are Next!": Listening to Jewish Voices in a Multicultural Country', M/C Journal, 11 (2008) [C1]
2007Balnaves M, Aly A, 'Media, 9/11, and fear: a national survey of Australian community responses to images of terror', Australian Journal of Communication, 34 101-112 (2007) [C1]
2007Balnaves M, Aly A, '"They want us to be afraid": Developing a metric of the fear of terrorism', The International Journal of Diversity in Organisa, 6 113-122 (2007) [C1]
2006Kabir N, Balnaves M, 'Students "at Risk": Dilemmas of Collaboration', A Journal of Media and Culture, 9 (2006) [C1]
2005Balnaves M, Tomlinson-Baillie K, '"They are simply not worth it": The global games market, media liminality and the Manga revolution', Australian Journal of Communication, 32 (2005) [C1]
2005Balnaves M, Aly A, 'The Atmosfear of Terror: Affective Modulation and the War on Terror', a journal of media and culture, 8 (2005) [C1]
2004Balnaves M, Mayrhofer D, Shoesmith B, 'The media professions and the new humanism', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 18 191-203 (2004) [C1]
2004Balnaves M, Shoesmith B, 'Digital Culture and the Digital Divide: A Theoretical Framework.', Electronic Journal of Communication, 14 (2004) [C1]
2002Balnaves M, Varan D, 'Beyond Exposure: Interactive television and the new media currency', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 105 95-104 (2002) [C1]
2000Balnaves M, Caputi P, Oades L, 'A theory of social action: Why personal construct theory needs a superpattern corollary', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY, 13 117-134 (2000) [C1]
DOI10.1080/107205300265919Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1997Balnaves M, Caputi P, 'Technological Wealth: And the Evaluation of Information Poverty', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 83 92-102 (1997) [C1]
1997Balnaves M, 'Review: Theories of Information Society', Journal of Sociology, 33 244-246 (1997) [C2]
DOI10.1177/144078339703300211
1997Balnaves M, 'Theories of information society - Webster,F', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 33 244-246 (1997)
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1995Balnaves M, 'Review: Reforming Universal Service: the Future of Consumer Access and Equity in Australian Telecommunications', Prometheus: critical studies in innovation, 13 148-150 (1995) [C3]
DOI10.1080/08109029508629208
1995Balnaves M, 'Modelling Future Communication Communities: Narrow-band and Broadband Trials in Canberra, Australia', Electronic Markets, 5 12-13 (1995) [C1]
1995Balnaves M, 'Review: The Unobtrusive Researcher: a guide to methods', Journal of Sociology, 31 144-145 (1995) [C3]
DOI10.1177/144078339503100210
1993BALNAVES M, 'A ZONE OF ENGAGEMENT - ANDERSON,P', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 29 279-281 (1993)
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1993Balnaves M, Caputi P, 'Corporate actors and corporate constructs: To what extent are Personal Constructs personal?', Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 6 119-138 (1993) [C1]
1993Balnaves M, 'The Sociology of Information', Journal of Sociology, 29 93-111 (1993) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
1993Balnaves M, 'Review: Zones of Engagement', Journal of Sociology, 29 279-281 (1993) [C2]
DOI10.1177/144078339302900218
1992Kirsty W, Balnaves M, Caputi P, 'Information, Communication and Telecommunications: A Pilot Study of the Behaviour of Citizens', Prometheus: critical studies in innovation, 10 311-322 (1992) [C1]
1991Balnaves M, Caputi P, 'Social Equity in Communications Policy', Media Information Australia, 61 76-80 (1991) [C1]
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Conference (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014McIntyre P, Balnaves M, Kerrigan SM, Williams C, King E, 'Creative industries in the Newcastle LGA: are they reliant on social media?', Refereed Proceedings of the 2014 ANZCA Conference: The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange, Swinburne University of Technology (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsSusan Kerrigan, Phillip Mcintyre
2013Balnaves M, Cassin A, James MB, 'The Social Mood Reader - Mapping citizen engagement in public relations using the semantic web and supercomputing.', International Communication Association, London, UK (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsMelanie James
2013Fulton JM, Balnaves M, 'Australia and changes in Western media', Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, Fremantle, WA (2013) [E1]
2012Balnaves M, Willson M, Leaver T, 'Entering Farmville: Finding value in social games', Refereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E1]
2011Balnaves M, Hartz-Karp J, Sullivan B, 'Social Media, Climate Change and Schools: the impact of collaborative governance', ANZAPS / WPSC 2011 : Proceedings of the 3rd Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools conference and World Planning Schools congress, Perth, Western Australia (2011) [E1]
2011Balnaves M, 'The social mood reader: Mapping citizen engagement using the semantic web and supercomputing', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication on the edge 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand (2011) [E1]
2011Leaver T, Balnaves M, Wilson M, 'The ubiquity of information filtration', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication on the edge 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand (2011) [E1]
2011Balnaves M, 'The ratings intellectual', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication on the edge 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand (2011) [E1]
2010Balnaves M, Leaver T, Willson M, 'Habermas and the Net', 60th International Communication Association Conference, Suntec City, Singapore (2010) [E1]
2010Allen M, Balnaves M, 'E-Government and Social Media: The Queensland Government's MyQ2 Initiative', EDEM10: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on eDemocracy, Krems an der Donau, Austria (2010) [E1]
2010Balnaves M, 'Internet Aggregators: The Impact of the Classifiers on Open Communication', Record of Communications and Research Forum 2010, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E1]
2009Balnaves M, Allen M, 'Is e-Governance a Function of Government or Media? Some Directions for Future Research and Development of Electronically Mediated Citizen Participation', Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee (2009) [E1]
2009Balnaves M, O'Regan T, 'Survey Wars: The Explosion of Audience Measurement', Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009, Sydney (2009) [E1]
2009Balnaves M, O'Regan T, 'Comparing Television Ratings Conventions: Australian and American approaches to broadcast ratings', Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009, Brisbane, Queensland (2009) [E1]
2009Nelson L, Balnaves M, 'RSVP and the role of computer mediated communication and digital personae in social media', Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009, Brisbane, Queensland (2009) [E1]
2009Balnaves M, Allen M, 'E-governance As Digital Ecosystem: A New Way to Think About Citizen Engagement and the Internet?', Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Government 2009, Boston (2009) [E1]
2009Rodan D, Balnaves M, 'Democracy to come: Active forums as indicator suites for e-participation and e-governance', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Linz, Austria (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-03781-8_16
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2008Balnaves M, O'Regan T, 'Constructing an audience ratings convention', Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2008, Wellington, New Zealand (2008) [E1]
2007Balnaves M, Luca J, 'Zones of Privacy: A Prototype Information-Sharing Database Based on Moor's Theory of Privacy', Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vancouver (2007) [E1]
2007Aly A, Balnaves M, Chalon C, 'Behavioural Responses to the Terrorism Threat: Applications of the Metric of Fear', Recent advances in security technology, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2006Balnaves M, Aly A, 'Media activism and democracy in Australia', 2006 Communications Policy and Research Forum, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Balnaves M, Aly A, 'Islamic communities and media activism in Australia', Empowerment, creativity, innovation: challenging media and communication in the 21st century, Adelaide, South Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Balnaves M, 'The impact of digital personae on privacy: Positive and negative rights in the case of kids at risk', Empowerment, creativity, innovation: challenging media and communication in the 21st century, Adelaide, South Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Balnaves M, Tomlinson-Baillie K, 'Yu-Gi-Oh: Interactive Games Narratives in the Era of Compression', International Journal of Learning, Granada, Spain (2005) [E1]
2005Balnaves M, Luca J, 'The impact of digital persona on the future of learning: A case study on digital repositories and the sharing of information about children at risk in western australia', ASCILITE 2005 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2005) [E1]

Modern databases and digital depositories have the capacity to store vast amounts of information on individuals. In the case of normal everyday affairs, of course, there may be many databases and many organizations involved in collecting information on individuals. There are two types of digital persona possible in these environments - active persona and passive persona (Clarke, 2001). In this paper the authors will report on initial results from an exploratory study on attitudes towards information sharing in Western Australian education and explore the role of active and passive digital persona in information sharing. Many organizations collect information on students, ranging from health, justice, and social security through to education. Sharing information on students is, the authors will argue, essential to our understanding of the momentum of and the future for the digital and educational technology revolution. Students, in future, may want to have their own active digital persona. How these personae are constructed has implications for privacy legislation and how we construe the provision of education. © 2005 Mark Balnaves and Joe Luca.

2004Balnaves M, Walsh L, 'What is e-democracy? An introduction', 2004 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Proceedings (ANZCA04), Sydney, New South Wales (2004) [E1]
2004Balnaves M, Scott D, 'Smart communities: Using new media to assist children at risk', 2004 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Proceedings (ANZCA04), Sydney, New South Wales (2004) [E1]
2004Balnaves M, Varan D, 'Digital television (DTV): An overview of developments in Australia, the USA and the UK', 2004 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Proceedings (ANZCA04), Sydney, New South Wales (2004) [E1]
2004Balnaves M, Shoesmith B, Walsh L, 'Participatory technologies: The use of the internet in civic participation and democratic processes', The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, Melbourne, Victoria (2004) [E2]
1999Balnaves M, Varan D, 'Digital Television Advertising: Prospects and Challenges for Australia', 2001: A Digital Odyssey, Canberra (1999) [E1]
1998Balnaves M, Caputi P, Rawstorne P, 'Key predictors of adoption of new media: the role of personality in diffusion of innovations', Published Proceedings of the 1998 Communications Research Forum, Canberra (1998) [E1]
1992BALNAVES M, CAPUTI P, WILLIAMSON K, 'BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEEDS MODEL - A METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POVERTY', REGIONAL INTERESTS AND GLOBAL ISSUES : THE CHALLENGES OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTEGRATION FOR THE PACIFIC, HONOLULU, HI (1992)
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Report (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2000Balnaves M, Phillips G, 'Shifting the Paradigm: A radio experiment' (2000) [R1]
1997Balnaves M, 'Factors influencing residential demand for broadband service subscription in the Australian Capital Territory' (1997) [R1]
1996Balnaves M, 'Modelling future telecommunications communities: Final report to Telstra Multimedia' (1996) [R1]
1995Balnaves M, 'The Paperless Working Environment: a case study in human-computer interation in a CALS and multi-media environment' (1995) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants40
Total funding$3,336,444

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


20141 grants / $3,200

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2014$3,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamProfessor Mark Balnaves
SchemeVisiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401047
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20135 grants / $552,430

City Evolutions Project - Watt Street$262,430

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding bodyNewcastle City Council
Project TeamMr Chris Tucker, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Ning Gu, Mr Ramsey Awad, Professor Mario Minichiello, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201004
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter: an applied ethnographic study of new entrepreneurial systems in the creative industries.$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201143
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter: an applied ethnographic study of new entrepreneurial systems in the creative industries.$70,000

Funding body: Technica CPT

Funding bodyTechnica CPT
Project TeamDoctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300761
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter: an applied ethnographic study of new entrepreneurial systems in the creative industries.$30,000

Funding body: Newcastle Business Improvement Association Inc

Funding bodyNewcastle Business Improvement Association Inc
Project TeamDoctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300762
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Digital Public Space: new architectures and finance models for public service media$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Mark Balnaves, Professor Mario Minichiello
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300806
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20122 grants / $123,629

A Cultural History of West Australian Popular Music, 1945 to 2010$120,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Faculty ECR Visiting Fellowship 2012$3,629

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamProfessor Mark Balnaves
SchemeECR Visiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1401112
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $240,000

Online Money and Fantasy Games - an applied ethnographic study into the new entrepreneurial communities.$240,000

Modern social and fantasy games using online money are multi-billion dollar business, but little is known about them, their developers, or impacts on privacy, identity and monetisation of relationships. This is the first study to investigate these concerns and to relate fieldwork results to the simultaneous building of a social gaming platform. The collaborating organisation is J Noal Pty Ltd.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20101 grants / $358,000

Transitions to a Sustainable City - Geraldton WA: An applied study into co-creating sustainability though civic deliberation and social media$358,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20061 grants / $265,000

The Emergence, Development and Transformation of Media Ratings Conventions and Methodologies in Australia, 1930-2008$265,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20051 grants / $146,000

Australian responses to the images and discourses of terrorism and the other: establishing a metric of fear$146,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20033 grants / $131,000

Smart Communities: applied research into integrated government services and regional networked neighbourhoods to support children and young people at risk.$125,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Female Spies 1915-1950: real and imagined$3,000

Funding body: Edith Cowan University

Funding bodyEdith Cowan University
Project Team
SchemeFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries Grant Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Media Buying$3,000

Funding body: Edith Cowan University

Funding bodyEdith Cowan University
Project Team
SchemeMentor
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20021 grants / $400,000

Interactive Television Audience Research Laboratory$400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20002 grants / $45,000

Making Online Learning Work: a trial of multi-modal multiple platform distributed delivery of courses$40,000

Funding body: Murdoch University

Funding bodyMurdoch University
Project Team
SchemeTeaching and Learning Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Media Buying in the Marketing and Media Curriculum$5,000

Funding body: ACNielsen and Murdoch University collaboration

Funding bodyACNielsen and Murdoch University collaboration
Project Team
SchemeTeaching and Learning Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19992 grants / $53,710

Infrastructure Support for the Advertisers Federation of Australia/Murdoch University National Online Advertising Archive$48,000

Funding body: Murdoch University

Funding bodyMurdoch University
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Governing Media Audiences$5,710

Funding body: Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy

Funding bodyKey Centre for Cultural and Media Policy
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19984 grants / $55,475

Driver Education and Information Package, Institute for Research in Safety and Transport, Murdoch University$40,000

Funding body: Federal Office of Road Safety (now ATSB)

Funding bodyFederal Office of Road Safety (now ATSB)
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Development of the National Online Advertising Archive$8,000

Funding body: RBIG

Funding bodyRBIG
Project Team
SchemeMurdoch University/Advertising Federation of Australia collaboration
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Crossing Cultural Frontiers$5,000

Funding body: WorldSpace

Funding bodyWorldSpace
Project Team
SchemeConference Sponsorship
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Constructing the Australian Television Audience: an analysis of the role of Australian advertising and marketing trade journals and conferences in conceptualising audiences$2,475

Funding body: Murdoch University

Funding bodyMurdoch University
Project Team
SchemeDivisional Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19972 grants / $50,000

Factors Influencing Residential Demand for Broadband Service Subscription in the Australian Capital Territory (stage 2).$40,000

Funding body: ACTEW

Funding bodyACTEW
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Factors Influencing Residential Demand for Broadband Service Subscription in the Australian Capital Territory (stage 1)$10,000

Funding body: ACTEW

Funding bodyACTEW
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19953 grants / $447,000

Responses of Students, Employers and Educational Providers to the Provision of Narrowband and Broadband Educational Services$350,000

Funding body: DEET

Funding bodyDEET
Project Team
SchemeEvaluations and Investigations Program
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Modelling Future Communication Communities$94,000

Funding body: Telstra Multimedia

Funding bodyTelstra Multimedia
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Scholars Scheme$3,000

Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Scholars Scheme.
Funding body: University of Canberra

Funding bodyUniversity of Canberra
Project Team
SchemeVice-Chancellor’s Visiting Scholars Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19942 grants / $18,000

Futures Research in the Televillage$15,000

Funding body: Telecom Fund for Social and Policy Research in Telecommunications

Funding bodyTelecom Fund for Social and Policy Research in Telecommunications
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Evaluation of Student Research Scheme$3,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Funding bodyCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Project Team
SchemePostgraduate Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19932 grants / $60,000

Involving Key Stakeholders in the Community$40,000

Funding body: University of Canberra

Funding bodyUniversity of Canberra
Project Team
SchemeQuality Management Project 5
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

The Paperless Working Environment$20,000

Funding body: Siemens Ltd

Funding bodySiemens Ltd
Project Team
SchemeSiemens Plessey collaborative study
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19922 grants / $269,000

Information and Communication Needs$240,000

Funding body: RMIT University

Funding bodyRMIT University
Project Team
SchemeTelecom Australia Social and Policy Research Program Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Telecommunications Policy Research$29,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeInfrastructure Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19913 grants / $93,000

Basic Telecommunications Needs$42,000

Funding body: Telecom and Telecom Australia Consumer Council

Funding bodyTelecom and Telecom Australia Consumer Council
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1991
Funding Finish1991
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Elderly Vietnamese and the Family Migration Program$30,000

Funding body: Bureau of Immigration Research

Funding bodyBureau of Immigration Research
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1991
Funding Finish1991
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Telecommunications Policy Research$21,000

Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council) Funding Scheme: Infrastructure Funding Description: .
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeInfrastructure Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start1991
Funding Finish1991
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19902 grants / $26,000

Technology and Stress$19,000

Staff Development and Research Grant
Funding body: RMIT University

Funding bodyRMIT University
Project Team
SchemeStaff Development and Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1990
Funding Finish1990
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Social Equity and Telecommunications$7,000

Funding body: Telecom and Telecom Australia Consumer Council

Funding bodyTelecom and Telecom Australia Consumer Council
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1990
Funding Finish1990
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Long Term Impact of Workshops Focused on Creativity and/or Innovation on Attendees and Subsequent Work Practises
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Multiple Intelligence Theory in Songwriting: an Autoethnographic Study
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014That Role Has Power: An Ethnographic and Comparative Australia and China Study on Youth Online Identity in Social Media
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Accessing Modern Cultural Assets: Policies, Politics and Practices in a Digital Age
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Creative Industries as a Catalyst for Urban Renewal and Economic Development: An Empirical Study into the Evolution and Effectiveness of Strategies Based on the Creative Industries to Deliver Jobs Growth and Urban Revitalization in Newcastle with Particular Emphasis on the Roles Assumed by Creative Women
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Communicating for Gas: A Case Study of the Coal Seam Gas Industry's PR Spin
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013The Long Term Impact of Workshops Focused on Creativity and/or Innovation on Attendees and Subsequent Work Practises.
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012Communication as aid: Exploring the Role and Impact of Communication in Assisting Humanitarian Aid Beneficiaries
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011Involvement of, and Communication with, Publics and Communities Concerning the Implementation of Renewable Energies
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Professor Mark Balnaves

Position

Professor
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details

Emailmark.balnaves@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4985 4515

Office

RoomICT 3.14
BuildingICT Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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