Mr Jarrod Sansom

Mr Jarrod Sansom

Casual Academic

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Jarrod Sansom is a sessional academic, community liaison officer, and electorate officer from Williamtown NSW who is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy (Communication and Media) at The University of Newcastle. He was the highest-ranking student in both of his undergraduate degrees (earning a 7.0 GPA, 94 WAM, Honours Class 1, and University Medal). Jarrod was a 2018 winner of the nationwide Heywire competition for his story about the ongoing Williamtown PFAS contamination. He is a Ma and Morley scholar, a JB Fairfax Award winner, and was a finalist for the 2021 and 2022 Fulbright Scholarship, the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship, the 2019 and 2020 Young Achiever Awards NSW/ACT, and the 2018 Mid-Year Walkley Awards. Jarrod has gained professional experience with 2NURFM, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, National Rural Health Alliance, Purser Corporate Communication, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Australian Community Media, The University of Newcastle, The Australian National University, and Parliament of NSW. Jarrod's research explores the cultivation effects of Facebook use. His findings thus far indicate that Facebook use is potentially a key driver of conflict and division between current social groups (see Sansom, Cassin & McIntyre 2020). Jarrod currently holds an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Training Priority Scheme) and participates in the Academic Career Preparation pathway at The University of Newcastle.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Communication, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Cultivation Theory
  • Facebook Use
  • Media Effects

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
470101 Communication studies 40
470102 Communication technology and digital media studies 20
470107 Media studies 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
21/9/2020 - 27/11/2020 Research Assistant University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
9/11/2020 -  Community Liaison Officer Australian National University
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
Australia
17/6/2020 -  Electorate Officer Parliament of NSW
Port Stephens Electorate Office
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2019 Faculty Commendation List
Faculty of Education and Arts
2018 Faculty Commendation List
Faculty of Education and Arts
2017 Faculty Commendation List
Faculty of Education and Arts
2016 Faculty Commendation List
Faculty of Education and Arts

Prize

Year Award
2021 Emerging Scholar Award
Common Ground Research Networks
2020 Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award finalist
Awards Australia
2020 University Medal
The University of Newcastle
2019 NSW Deputy Premier’s Regional Achiever Award finalist
Awards Australia
2019 School of Creative Industries Prize in Communication
Faculty of Education and Arts
2019 Faculty Medal
Faculty of Education and Arts
2018 Faculty Medal
Faculty of Education and Arts

Recognition

Year Award
2020 The University of Newcastle Three Minute Thesis third place winner
The University of Newcastle
2020 Faculty of Education and Arts Three Minute Thesis winner
Faculty of Education and Arts
2018 Heywire winner
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Scholarship

Year Award
2022 Fulbright Scholarship finalist
Australian-American Fulbright Commission
2021 Fulbright Scholarship finalist
Australian-American Fulbright Commission
2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
2020 Rhodes Scholarship finalist
Rhodes NSW
2019 Ma and Morley Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
2019 JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
2018 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship finalist
The Walkley Foundation
2017 Dino and Anna Cesta Memorial Scholarship
Hand in Hand Art House

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2022 Sixteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
2021 Sixth International Conference on Communication and Media Studies
2020 Fifth International Conference on Communication and Media Studies
2019 Faculty of Education and Arts graduation ceremony

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CMNS2530 Strategic Communication
School of Creative Industries
Tutor 3/8/2020 - 13/11/2020
CMNS2530 Strategic Communication
School of Creative Industries
Tutor 19/7/2021 - 29/10/2021
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Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Sansom J, Cassin A, McIntyre K, 'Muslims in Australia: How Facebook Use Cultivates Perceptions of Us against Them among Social Groups', The Journal of Communication and Media Studies, 6 21-39 (2020)
DOI 10.18848/2470-9247/CGP/v06i01/21-39
Co-authors Andrea Cassin, Phillip Mcintyre
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Research Projects

The cultivation effects of Facebook use on perceptions of Muslims in Australia 2019


The climate change debate in Australia: How Facebook use cultivates perceptions of 'us against them' among social groups 2020 - 2024

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Mrs Andrea Sandra Eugenie Cassin University of Newcastle
Professor Phillip Colin Phillip McIntyre University of Newcastle

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News

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

May 4, 2021

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prosp

Mr Jarrod Sansom

Position

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

Contact Details

Email jarrod.sansom@newcastle.edu.au

Office

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