Ms Bettina Hodgson

Ms Bettina Hodgson

Casual Academic

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Bettina Hodgson is a visual communication designer and creative practioner. Her research focuses on visual narrative/story design, transmedia storytelling, transdisciplinary design, creative process and practice. She is interested in how design, creativity and culture interact to make meaning.

Bettina’s work is predominantly practice-based, evolving from her professional practice in the creative industries, print and digital publishing, brand management and creative content development for print – including art, design and children’s picturebook titles – film/motion, web and media projects.

Her current work explores story design for children’s picturebooks, creative learning, work-integrated learning, visual thinking, and writing in pictures/seeing in words. Bettina is currently a PhD research scholar with an RTP scholarship.


Qualifications

  • Master of Education in Creative Arts, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Art and Design
  • Children's Picturebook Design
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Creative Research
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Picturebook Design
  • Practice-based Research
  • Print and Publication Design
  • Professional Writing
  • Publishing
  • Story Design
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Visual Methodologies
  • Visual Narrative
  • Work Integrated Learning

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Design, Visual Narrative and Transmedia Storytelling 

University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Casual Academic

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Design, Visual Narrative and Transmedia Storytelling 

University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/7/2019 - 31/12/2020 Casual Academic

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Design, Visual Narrative and Transmedia Storytelling 

Industry Placement Co-ordinator for Visual Communication Design program 

Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
School of Creative Industries
Australia
10/6/2014 - 2/7/2019 Industry Associate in Design

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Design, Visual Narrative and Transmedia Storytelling 

Industry Placement Co-ordinator for Visual Communication Design program

Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
School of Creative Industries
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rowles T, Believers ISBN: 978-0-646-91576 See also for details: https://photobookarchive.com/2014/10/02/tobias-rowles-believers/, Tobias Rowles, Sydney (2014)
2011 Durie J, 100 Gardens, 368 (2011)
2011 Durie J, Outside, HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney (2011)
2007 Herald D, Resort Style Living, 149 (2007)
2006 Durie J, Inspired The Ideas That Shape & Create My Design, Harper Collins, 183 (2006)
2005 Houston J, One Yoga Moves, 176 (2005)
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Brooker C, Catanzaro M, Hodgson B, Kenke R, Morgan C, Sandbach K, 'Not just for show: identity, engagement, and work integrated learning through design graduation exhibitions', https://acuads.com.au/conference/conference-2019/, School of Art and School of Design, RMIT University, and the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Caelli Brooker, Ralph Kenke

Creative Work (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Brooker CJ, Cross K, Minichiello M, Roxburgh M, Howells A, Atkins D, et al., Making it Known, Curve Gallery, http://www.making-it-known.com/catalogue/ (2015) [J2]
Co-authors Caelli Brooker, Ari Chand, Andrew Howells, Mario Minichiello, Ralph Kenke, Mark Roxburgh, Jane Shadbolt
2015 Brooker C, Cross K, Making It Known (2015) [J2]
Co-authors Caelli Brooker, Mark Roxburgh, Jane Shadbolt, Andrew Howells, Mario Minichiello, Ari Chand
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $9,000

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20191 grants / $9,000

Work Integrated Learning in the Creative Industries$9,000

Visible Praxis: investigating teaching and learning outcomes for emergent creative professionals through design exhibition research and practice

Funding body: University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team

Dr Caelli Brooker; Dr Janet Fulton; Mrs Andrea Cassin; Ms Bettina Hodgson; Mr Ralphe Kenne; Mr Carl Morgan; Mr Paul Scott; Dr Christina Koutsoukos, Ms Felicity Biggins

Scheme tEN Research Investment Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 Honours Relieving Stress and Anxiety Transmedia Campaign: a UX design perspective
Relieving Stress and Anxiety Transmedia Campaign: a UX design perspective<br />
Graphic and Design Studies, School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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News

Humanities workshop kicks off design start-up

July 18, 2017

A Humanities Startup Workshop has assisted in the creation of a design service and research studio within the School of Creative Industries.

Ms Bettina Hodgson

Position

Casual Academic
School of Creative Industries
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email bettina.hodgson@newcastle.edu.au
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room D211
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