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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 30/10/1991

Research

Research 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

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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200102Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies40
200199Communication And Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified30
200104Media Studies30

Collaboration

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

Administrative

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

Teaching

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

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Publications

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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, The global media atlas, British Film Institute, 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, Atlas of media and information, Penguin Books, London, United Kingdom, 128 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, Der Fischer Atlas Medien, Fischer, Frankfurt, Germany, 128 (2001) [A2]
2001Balnaves M, Donald J, Donald S, Atlas: des medias dans le monde, Autrement, Paris, France, 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 (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]

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]
2010Balnaves M, O'Regan T, 'The politics and practice of television ratings conventions: Australian and American approaches to broadcast ratings', CONTINUUM-JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES, 24 461-474 (2010) [C1]
2009Balnaves M, Grunig J, Mahoney J, 'The illusion of control in public relations', Prism, 6 (2009) [C1]
2009Balnaves M, 'Sublime Communication Technologies', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, 135-136 (2009) [C3]
2008Green L, Bloustien G, Balnaves M, '"We Are Next!": Listening to Jewish Voices in a Multicultural Country', A Journal of Media and Culture, 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, Shoesmith B, 'Digital Culture and the Digital Divide: A Theoretical Framework.', Electronic Journal of Communication, 14 (2004) [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]
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]
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]
1997Balnaves M, 'Theories of information society - Webster,F', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 33 244-246 (1997)
1995Balnaves M, 'Modelling Future Communication Communities: Narrow-band and Broadband Trials in Canberra, Australia', Electronic Markets, 5 12-13 (1995) [C1]
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]
1995Balnaves M, 'Review: The Unobtrusive Researcher: a guide to methods', Journal of Sociology, 31 144-145 (1995) [C3]
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]
1993Balnaves M, 'Review: Zones of Engagement', Journal of Sociology, 29 279-281 (1993) [C2]
1993BALNAVES M, 'A ZONE OF ENGAGEMENT - ANDERSON,P', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 29 279-281 (1993)
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 (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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-authors: Melanie 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]

Co-authors: Janet Fulton

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, 'The ratings intellectual', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication on the edge 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand (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]
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]
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]
2010Balnaves M, 'Internet Aggregators: The Impact of the Classifiers on Open Communication', Record of Communications and Research Forum 2010, Sydney, Australia (2010) [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]
2009Balnaves M, Nelson L, '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 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNMENT, Suffolk Univ, Boston, MA (2009) [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]
2009Rodan D, Balnaves M, 'Democracy to Come: Active Forums as Indicator Suites for e-Participation and e-Governance', ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION, PROCEEDINGS, Linz, AUSTRIA (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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2005Balnaves M, Tomlinson-Baillie K, 'Yu-Gi-Oh: Interactive Games Narratives in the Era of Compression', International Journal of Learning, Granada, Spain (2005) [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, 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, 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

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2014 (1 grants)

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2014$3,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Professor Mark Balnaves
SchemeRole
Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,20020142014
GNo:G1401047

2013 (5 grants)

City Evolutions Project - Watt Street$262,430
Funding Body: Newcastle City Council

Project Team
Mr Chris Tucker, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Ning Gu, Professor Mario Minichiello, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$262,43020132013
GNo:G1201004

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)

Project Team
Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mrs Evelyn King, Ms Claire Williams
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020132016
GNo:G1201143

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

Project Team
Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mrs Evelyn King, Ms Claire Williams
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,00020132016
GNo:G1300761

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

Project Team
Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mrs Evelyn King, Ms Claire Williams
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020132016
GNo:G1300762

Digital Public Space: new architectures and finance models for public service media$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Mark Balnaves, Professor Mario Minichiello
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300806

2012 (2 grants)

A Cultural History of West Australian Popular Music, 1945 to 2010$120,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120,00020122012
GNo:183959640

Faculty ECR Visiting Fellowship 2012$3,629
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Professor Mark Balnaves
SchemeRole
ECR Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,62920122012
GNo:G1401112

2011 (1 grants)

Online Money and Fantasy Games - an applied ethnographic study into the new entrepreneurial communities.$240,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$240,00020112013
GNo:180204186

2010 (1 grants)

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)

SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$358,00020102010
GNo:183959652

2006 (1 grants)

The Emergence, Development and Transformation of Media Ratings Conventions and Methodologies in Australia, 1930-2008$265,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$265,00020062006
GNo:183959672

2005 (1 grants)

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)

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$146,00020052005
GNo:183959684

2003 (3 grants)

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)

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$125,00020032003
GNo:183959696

Female Spies 1915-1950: real and imagined$3,000
Funding Body: ECU Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries Grant Scheme

SchemeRole
MentorChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020032003
GNo:183959720

Media Buying$3,000
Funding Body: ECU Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries Grant Scheme

SchemeRole
MentorChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020032003
GNo:183959708

2002 (1 grants)

Interactive Television Audience Research Laboratory$400,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$400,00020022002
GNo:183959728

2000 (2 grants)

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

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020002000
GNo:183959740

Media Buying in the Marketing and Media Curriculum$5,000
Funding Body: ACNielsen and Murdoch University collaboration

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Grant Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020002000
GNo:183959748

1999 (2 grants)

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

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$48,00019991999
GNo:183959764

Governing Media Audiences$5,710
Funding Body: Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,71019991999
GNo:183959756

1998 (4 grants)

Driver Education and Information Package, Institute for Research in Safety and Transport, Murdoch University$40,000
Funding Body: Office of Road Safety

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00019981998
GNo:183959772

Development of the National Online Advertising Archive$8,000
Funding Body: RBIG

SchemeRole
Murdoch University/Advertising Federation of Australia collaborationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019981998
GNo:183959796

Crossing Cultural Frontiers$5,000
Funding Body: WorldSpace

SchemeRole
Conference SponsorshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019981998
GNo:183959804

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

SchemeRole
Divisional Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,47519981998
GNo:183959784

1997 (2 grants)

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

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00019971997
GNo:183959812

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

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019971997
GNo:183959820

1995 (3 grants)

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

SchemeRole
Evaluations and Investigations ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$350,00019951995
GNo:183959828

Modelling Future Communication Communities$94,000
Funding Body: Telstra Multimedia

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,00019951995
GNo:183959836

Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Scholars Scheme$3,000
Funding Body: University of Canberra

SchemeRole
Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Scholars SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019951995
GNo:183959844

1994 (2 grants)

Futures Research in the Televillage$15,000
Funding Body: Telecom Fund for Social and Policy Research in Telecommunications

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019941994
GNo:183959852

Evaluation of Student Research Scheme$3,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

SchemeRole
Postgraduate ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019941994
GNo:183959860

1993 (2 grants)

Involving Key Stakeholders in the Community$40,000
Funding Body: University of Canberra

SchemeRole
Quality Management Project 5Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00019931993
GNo:183959868

The Paperless Working Environment$20,000
Funding Body: Siemens

SchemeRole
Siemens Plessey collaborative studyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00019931993
GNo:183959876

1992 (2 grants)

Information and Communication Needs$240,000
Funding Body: RMIT

SchemeRole
Telecom Australia Social and Policy Research Program FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$240,00019921992
GNo:183959884

Telecommunications Policy Research$29,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Infrastructure FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29,00019921992
GNo:183959892

1991 (3 grants)

Basic Telecommunications Needs$42,000
Funding Body: Telecom and Telecom Australia Consumer Council

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42,00019911991
GNo:183959900

Elderly Vietnamese and the Family Migration Program$30,000
Funding Body: Bureau of Immigration Research

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00019911991
GNo:183959908

Telecommunications Policy Research$21,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Infrastructure FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,00019911991
GNo:183959916

1990 (2 grants)

Technology and Stress$19,000
Funding Body: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Communications, RMIT

SchemeRole
Staff Development and Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,00019901990
GNo:183959924

Social Equity and Telecommunications$7,000
Funding Body: Telecom Australia Consumer Council

SchemeRole
UnknownChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019901990
GNo:183959932
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL1.05
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.3

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
20142018M Philosophy (Comm&Med Arts)Principal SupervisorCreative 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
20142022PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Principal SupervisorAccessing Modern Cultural Assets: Policies, Politics and Practices in a Digital Age
20142018PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Principal SupervisorAddicted to the Net. A Comparative Australia and China Study on the Role of Social Media, Families and Fandom in the Construction of Youth Identity
20142021PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorMultiple Intelligence Theory in Songwriting: an Autoethnographic Study
20132015M Philosophy (Comm&Med Arts)Co-SupervisorThe Long Term Impact of Workshops Focused on Creativity and/or Innovation on Attendees and Subsequent Work Practises.
20132018M Philosophy (Comm&Med Arts)Principal SupervisorCommunicating for Gas: A Case Study of the Coal Seam Gas Industry's PR Spin
20122016PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Principal SupervisorCommunication as aid: Exploring the Role and Impact of Communication in Assisting Humanitarian Aid Beneficiaries
20112017PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorInvolvement of, and Communication with, Publics and Communities Concerning the Implementation of Renewable Energies
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Professor Mark Balnaves

Work Phone(02) 4985 4515
Email
PositionProfessor
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
ICT 3.14,
ICT Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mark-balnaves