Dr Clare Lloyd

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Creative Industries (Communication)

Career Summary


Dr Clare Lloyd's background is in communication and media studies and includes both academic and industry experience. Her specific interest is in digital media and communications research and teaching. Her broad range of media industry experience includes: Public Relation, local radio producing, and multimedia production.

Research Expertise
Clare was recently awarded her PhD (Media Arts and Communication Studies) in the area of mobile phone communication, identity and discourse. Titled: 'I heart mobile phone': a discursive study of identity processes through mobile phone communication. She was awarded the University Medal in 2004 and Education and Arts Faculty Medal in 2005 for her overall academic achievement and her first class honours research. She recently published a chapter in the Handbook of Research on Discourse Behaviour and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction. She co-edited the 'Placing Mobile Communications' special edition Australian Journal of Communication with Scott Rickard & Gerard Goggin in 2009.

Teaching Expertise
Digital Communication, Communication and Discourse, Web Multimedia.

Administrative Expertise
Coordination of first, second and third year courses.

Clare's research interests include Communication, Mobile Technology, Identity, Discourse Analysis, Digital Communication, New Media, Everyday Life, Connectivity, Telecommunications Policy, and Social Media.


  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)(Honours), University of Newcastle


  • communication
  • connectivity
  • digital communication
  • digital media
  • discourse analysis
  • discourse theory and analysis
  • identity
  • intimacy
  • mobile technology
  • new media
  • research reflexivity
  • telecommunications
  • web multimedia
  • web production

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified 15
200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified 60
209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
31/01/2011 -  Lecturer Curtin University
Department of Internet Studies
1/02/2009 - 1/12/2009 Part-Time Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
1/01/2006 -  Membership - Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
1/03/2003 - 1/11/2006 Sessional Academic University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2005 - 1/07/2005 Local Radio Producer ABC Radio National
The Deep End
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2003 Public Relations Officer Worldskills Australia (WSA)



Year Award
2005 University Medal
2004 Faculty Medal: Faculty of Education and Arts, Communication Studies
2002 Melinda Moore Memorial Award
2002 Department of Communication and Media Arts Prize
2002 Best Editor
2000 Drama Outstanding Achievement 100 Level


Code Course Role Duration
CMNS1290 Introduction to Public Relations
Universtiy of Newcastle
This course introduces students to the field of public relations and provides a foundational knowledge of public relations theory and practice. Students will begin to develop an understanding of professional practice, ethical issues, and role of communication strategies and tactics in public relations management. Students are encouraged to explore the different types of public relations practice and to begin positioning themselves to develop a career in the field.
Course Coordinator 1/07/2015 - 18/12/2015

Dr Clare Lloyd


Conjoint Lecturer
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Academic Division

Focus area


Contact Details

Email clare.lloyd@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9233
Fax (02) 4921 5896
Links Personal webpage
Personal webpage


Room MCG 18
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308