Dr Susan Kerrigan

Dr Susan Kerrigan

Senior Lecturer - Communication

School of Creative Industries (Communication)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Susan Kerrigan is a Screen Production Scholar who specialises in film-making as practice-led research. In 2017 a co-edited collection 'Screen Production Research:Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry' will be released, with Associate Professor Craig Batty, RMIT. Susan is a current recipient of an Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Networking grant called Film-making Research Network, with Joanna Callaghan from University of Sussex, UK.

Susan was on the ARC Linkage Grant entitled 'Creativity and Cultural Production: An Applied Ethnographic Study of New Entrepreneurial Systems in the Creative Industries' from 2014-2017. She is a member of the Communication and Media Research (CAMR) group. During 2012/2013 Susan was President of the Australian Screen Production, Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and in 2014 Susan convened the annual ASPERA Conference 'Screen Explosion'. Susan is an ARC Reviewer, has peer-reviewed over 30 articles for international journals and has examined more than 12 PhDs and Masters (by research) for Screen Production, Screen writing and Television practices.

In 2016 she became the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Communication (Honours). In 2013 Susan led the external review for the Bachelor of Communication Program, her teaching and research is informed by her past professional practice, as a TV Producer/Director for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked on the iconic children’s program ‘Play School’. Susan has taught, over the last decade, multiple Screen Production courses in the Media Production Major for the Bachelor of Communication program.  These include: Screenwriting Documentary and Drama, Media Production Television (multi-camera), Music Video, Screen Drama, Video and the final year course Media Production Project (20 units).

In 2010, Susan completed her PhD, on 'Creative Documentary Practice', she has presented this research at international conferences and has published internationally in the field of Creative Screen Practice. The creative work PhD investigated the Producer/Writer/Director's creative process for cross platform low budget documentary productions of two works titled 'Using Fort Scratchley' and 'Fort Scratchley a Living History' (www.fortscratchley.org). Susan has successfully supervised University Medalist's who received First Class Honours doing 'Creative Media Projects' where students can make a media project of their choice.

Susan's research is closely aligned with her past employment at ABC Television Sydney (1987-2003), where she worked across a variety of productions using multi-camera and single camera approaches. Susan produced and directed 20 episodes of Play School and 18 months of Mixy Breakfast Hostings. Other highlights include 40 hours of continuity credits on Australian Drama TV productions (including Wildside, GP, Big Sky) and 150 hours as a DA/PA on studio -based, live and pre-packaged television programming.

Research Expertise

Susan researches film-making practice and 'creative screen labour', by applying creativity theories to film making practice. Creativity is an idea, process or product that is recognised, by individuals or groups as being unique, novel or innovative (Csikszentmihalyi, 1999). The new knowledge created by this research helps to better explain the cultural and creative processes that practitioner's tacitly engage in during the making of screen/media works. This research is significant as it generates new knowledge and understandings which bridges the theory/practice nexus by aligning creative process theories (Bastick, 1982; Csikszentmihalyi, 1996; Wallas, 1976) and cultural industries approaches (Hesmondhalgh, 2007) to film, television and media production personnel. This creative practice research can be conducted through a self-reflective methodological approach or using more traditional qualitative methods to investigate media practitioner's creative processes and practices. References: Bastick, T. (1982), Intuition, how we think and act, Chichester; New York: Wiley. Csikszentmihalyi (1999), Implications of a Systems Perspective for the Study of Creativity., In R. Stenberg (Ed.), Handbook of Creativity (pp. 313-335). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hesmondhalgh D (2007) The Cultural Industries. 2nd edition. London and Los Angeles: SAGE. Wallas, G. (1976), Stages in the Creative Process, In A. Rothenberg, & Hausman, C., (Ed.), The Creativity Question. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Teaching Expertise
Susan's teaching is professionally focused in Communication and Media, with a specific interest in television and screen productions for students in the Bachelor of Communication Degree. Susan has taught over 15 courses in the Bachelor of Communication program which include: CMNS3450 Media Production Project (double unit) CMNS3440 Media Production: Screen Drama CMNS3170 Screenwriting (Documentary) CMNS3180 Screenwriting (Drama) CMNS3500 Communication Professional Practice CMNS3310 Communication, Creativity and Cultural Production CMNS2040 Music Video CMNS2035 Media Production: Television CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication CMNS1004 Media Production: Video

Administrative Expertise
Currently Susan is the Head of Discipline for Communication and previously she was the Communication Program Convenor from 2011-2012 and was the Deputy Program Convenor for 2013-2014. In 2013 Susan lead the External Review for the Communication Degree.

Collaborations
Susan has collaborated with Dr Phillip McIntyre and Professor Mark Balnaves, on the ARC Linkage project "Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter". External to UoN, Susan has lead research projects with Associate Professor Pieter Aquilia on Internationalising Screen Curriculum. As an active ASPERA member, Susan is collaborating with academics from QUT and RMIT on forthcoming publications about Screen Practice.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Communication & Media Arts), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Documentary Practice
  • Media production
  • Screen Production

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies 40
190204 Film and Television 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer - Communication University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Senior Lecturer - Communication University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/09/2015 - 31/12/2015 Editor Special Issue - Studies in Australasian Cinema Journal

'Looking Back in Order to Look Forward:Re-Scripting and Re-Framing Screen Production Research' vol 9.2 published as a special issue in Studies in Australasian Cinema Sept 2015.

Studies in Australasian Cinema
United Kingdom
1/01/2014 - 31/12/2014 ASPERA Conference Chair 2014 - Screen Explosion, University of Newcastle

This conference is for the 1902 FoR code Film, Television and Digital Media. There were 60 papers presented, a special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema V9.2, 2015 and online Conference Proceedings were generated by participants. 

Screen Explosion - 2014 ASPERA Conference
Australia
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2015 Membership - Australian Screen Production Education and Reserach Foundation

ASPERA represents Australian Universities offering qualifications at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, including bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in various screen production disciplines. It plays an active role in shaping quality education for those working or planning to work in production or research for the screen. It addresses issues of concern to the sector, and is concerned with the status of screen production courses within the education sector. It addresses the relationship between the screen production education sector of the industry and the wider Australian screen industries. It aims to lift the profile of the screen based industries within the wider economic, social and cultural development of Australia.

ASPERA - Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association
ASPERA Research Sub-Committee
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
20/07/2012 - 10/07/2013 ASPERA President

ASPERA is the Peak Disciplinary Body for Screen Production Research and Education in Australia.

ASPERA - Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/1999 - 28/07/2003 ABC Television Producer Director

As a Television Producer, Director and Writer I worked on 20 Episodes of Play School from 1999 till 2000. Following this I worked on a Children's morning program called 'Mixy Hosting' from 2001 till 2003 as a Producer/Director.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2015 Winner Best paper prize 2015 - Film History Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference
Film History Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference

Research Award

Year Award
2008 Outstanding Post Graduate (Research) Student Achievement Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia

Teaching Award

Year Award
2010 Outstanding teaching Award for CMNS3450, Faculty Science and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2016 Masters Arts Bridging the Abyss: Transnational Asian Cinema and the making of Citizen Jia Li and the film Citizen Jia Li
This was a creative research project looking at the film 'Citizen Jai Li' and transnational Asian Cinema.
2015 PHD Other The 'Art of Editing'
'The Art of Editing' is a PhD by Artefact with an accompanying exegesis. The artefact is a DVD titled ‘The Art of Editing Australian Screen editors Discuss Creativity in Editing’ presents a high quality research film and the exegesis was titled ‘The ‘Art of Editing’: Creative Practice and Pedagogy’.
2015 PHD Arts Maintaining our rage: Inside Australia’s Longest-running Music Video Program
This thesis described the making of the Australian television program 'Rage'.
2015 PHD Other Cutback - documentary, web-based repository and Exegesis
This was a Doctorate of Creative Arts on a feature length documentary 'Cutback' which was submitted with an Exegesis.
2015 Honours Arts International Australia Television using genre as a way to improve Australian screenwriting approaches.
2014 Honours Arts Commercial Nature: Representing Nature in David Attenborough’s 3D suite
This Honours Thesis examined the 3D production of natural history documentaries.
2013 PHD Arts ‘Heuristic inquiry into the writing process of a Feature film script – The Red Sun Trail’
Creative work PhD, a screen play and an exegesis.
2013 PHD Other Producing the University Feature Film: Double Happiness Uranium
A PhD Creative project about Producing the feature film, Double Happiness Uranium submitted with an exegesis. 
2012 PHD Other ‘Going live’: establishing the creative attributes of the live television professional
This was a thesis on the field of live multi-camera television production.
2012 Honours Other Challenging Policy and Perceptions: Environmental Activism in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley 2000-2011
This was a six part radio series plus exegesis on the creative practice of radio production.
2010 Masters Arts Mapping of the development of the documentary script in relation to key changes within the Australian documentary industry
A documentary script on the life of 'Xavier Herbert, My Own Road' and an exegesis were submitted for examination. 
2009 Masters Arts The Key lessons learnt from producing the ABC programme ‘Talking Heads’ A Talk Show/Documentary hybrid in a fast turn-around environment
This Master of Arts (Research) was a Creative Thesis where an exegesis and two television programs were submitted for examination.
2008 Honours Other Writing a Mockumentary Script: A Creative Experience Reflected Through a Practitioner-Based Enquiry Framework
Honours creative work project where a script 'Next in Line' was submitted with an exegesis for examination.
2008 Honours Other 'you and i' Short Film and Exegesis
2008 Honours Other Fantasy Fiction: Writing a children’s fantasy television pilot script using narrative theories and plot conventions, archetypal characters, and relevant themes.
This Honours creative work was a script and an exegesis.
2008 Honours Other Usability and Narrative in Web Design
This Honours project looked at usability in website design and was a creative work project.
2007 Honours Other Mythology as Motif: The Evolution of a Screenplay
This Honours creative work was an exegesis and a screen play called 'Rising'.
2005 Honours Other Reflections in Prospect – Culture and Creativity in Documentary Video Production

This Honours Creative work was submitted as an Exegesis and a short film called “Grandmother Minski Part 1: Journey to Babushka”.

2005 Honours Arts Building Reputation and consent: A case study of establishment public relations at the Newcastle region Maritime Museum 2004/2005.
An honours Thesis looking at public relations practices in a community organisation.

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CMNS2040 Music Video
Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Students studied the Music Video form and then made a Music Video working with local musicians.
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 27/02/2007 - 30/06/2012
CMNS4150 Communication Honours V: Research Project
The University of Newcastle
This course develops a student's skills and competencies in the final preparation and communication of research findings. The research project, as either a thesis or creative project/exegesis, will be finalised under the supervision of the student's honours research supervisor. This students present their preliminary research findings in front of peers.
Course Coordinator and Tutor 2/08/2016 - 25/11/2017
CMNS3440 Media Production Screen Drama
University of Newcastle
Students make a short (6 minute) fictional film. The course covers scripting, pre-production, production and post-production aspects of film-making. 
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 23/02/2009 - 28/06/2017
CMNS2305 Media Production: Television
The University of Newcastle, NSW
This is a multi-camera television production course where students learn multiple crew roles in the Television studio as well as opportunities to present to camera.
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 22/02/2010 - 28/06/2017
CMNS3450 Media Production Project
The University of Newcastle, NSW
Final year Bachelor of Communication Students get to make a media project of their choice. This course is double weighed. 
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 27/07/2009 - 7/11/2013
CMNS3450 Media Production Project
The University of Newcastle, NSW
Final year Bachelor of Communication Students get to make a media project of their choice. This course is double weighed. 
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 31/07/2016 - 7/11/2016
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry, Palgrave Macmilian, UK (2017)

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Kerrigan SM, 'A 'Logical' Explanation of Screen Production as Method-Led Research', Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry, Palgrave Macmillian, UK (2017)
2016 Kishore V, Kerrigan S, 'Designing the Song and Dance Sequences: Exploring Bollywood¿s Cinematic Creativity', Salaam Bollywood: Representations and Interpretations, Routledge, India 112-136 (2016)
2016 Kerrigan SM, 'Reconceptualizing Creative Documentary Practices', The Creative System in Action: Understanding Cultural Production and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK 125-138 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1057/9781137509468
Citations Scopus - 2

Journal article (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Kerrigan SM, 'Filmmaking as Creative Practice: Assessing Creative Magnitude and Scale', Global Media Journal : Australian Edition, 10 1-11 (2017) [C1]
2016 Maher S, Silver J, Kerrigan S, 'Australian feature films and distribution: industry or cottage industry?', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10 114-128 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2016.1140462
2016 Maher S, Kerrigan S, 'Noirscapes: Using the screen to rewrite Los Angeles noir as urban historiography', Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 9 87-104 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jwcp.9.1-2.87_1
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Kerrigan S, Velikovsky JT, 'Examining documentary transmedia narratives through The Living History of Fort Scratchley project', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22 250-268 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1354856514567053
2016 Kerrigan SM, Leahy G, Cohen H, 'Still a burning issue: measuring screen production research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10 79-96 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2016.1140257.
2016 Kerrigan SM, Hutchinson S, 'Regional Creative Industries: transforming the Steel City into a Creative City in Newcastle, Australia', Creative Industries Journal, 9 116-129 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17510694.2016.1206357
2016 Kerrigan S, 'The spectator in the film-maker: re-framing filmology through creative film-making practices', Journal of Media Practice, 17 186-198 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14682753.2016.1248172
2016 Kerrigan S, Batty C, 'Re-conceptualising screenwriting for the academy: the social, cultural and creative practice of developing a screenplay', New Writing, 13 130-144 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14790726.2015.1134580
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Kerrigan S, Batty C, 'Show, don't tell: contemporary screen production research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10 2-4 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2015.1133239
2016 Batty C, Kerrigan S, 'Writing with/on/for the screen', Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 9 3-6 (2016)
DOI 10.1386/jwcp.9.1-2.3_2
2016 Kerrigan S, Batty C, 'Show, don't tell: contemporary screen production research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10 2-4 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2015.1133239
2016 Batty C, Kerrigan S, 'Writing with/on/for the screen', Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 9 3-6 (2016)
DOI 10.1386/jwcp.9.1-2.3_2
2015 Kerrigan S, Berkeley L, Maher S, Sergi M, Wotherspoon A, 'Screen production enquiry: a study of five Australian doctorates', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9 93-109 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2015.1059990
Citations Scopus - 3
2015 Kerrigan S, Batty C, 'Looking back in order to look forward: re-scripting and re-framing screen production research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9 90-92 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2015.1060010
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Kerrigan SM, Batty C, 'Editor. Special Issue: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward: Re-Scripting and Re-Framing Screen Production Research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9 (2015) [C6]
2015 Kerrigan S, Batty C, 'Looking back in order to look forward: re-scripting and re-framing screen production research', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9 90-92 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2015.1060010
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 McIntyre P, Kerrigan S, 'Pursuing extreme romance: change and continuity in the creative screen industries in the Hunter Valley', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 8 1-17 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2014.960680
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
2013 Kerrigan S, Aquilia P, 'Student film collaboration: The east-west dilemma', Journal of International Communication, 19 147-166 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13216597.2013.784209
2013 Kerrigan S, 'Accommodating creative documentary practice within a revised systems model of creativity', Journal of Media Practice, 14 111-127 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jmpr.14.2.111_1
Citations Scopus - 9
2011 Kerrigan SM, Aquilia P, Holt J, Oughton N, 'Australian universities approaches to occupational risk management for screen production', Text, 15 1-14 (2011) [C1]
2011 Kerrigan SM, Aquilia P, 'Globalising Australian screen production curricula', Text, 15 1-11 (2011) [C1]
2010 Kerrigan SM, 'Creative practice research: Interrogating creativity theories through documentary practice', Text, 1-16 (2010) [C1]
2010 Kerrigan SM, McIntyre KC, 'The 'creative treatment of actuality': Rationalizing and reconceptualizing the notion of creativity for documentary practice', Journal of Media Practice, 11 111-129 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jmpr.11.2.111_1
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
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Conference (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Kerrigan SM, Williams CL, Balnaves M, Hutchinson S, King E, McIntyre K, '¿How creative, how industrial?¿: Attitudes to the term ¿creative industries¿ in the Hunter Region', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre, Mark Balnaves
2016 Balnaves M, Kerrigan S, King E, McIntyre K, Williams C, 'Creative Industries Entrepreneurship: the Hunter', Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre, Mark Balnaves
2016 Kerrigan S, Callaghan J, 'The filmmakers¿ research perspectives: an overview of Australian and UK filmmaking research', Refereed Proceedings: Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association Annual Conference (2016) [E1]
2015 Kerrigan SM, 'Filmmaking Creativity: embodying and internalizing the positions of the filmmaker and the spectator' (2015) [O1]
2015 Kerrigan SM, 'The filmmaker as spectator: creating the diegesis by reflecting on ¿on-set¿ filmmaking practices' (2015) [E3]
2015 Kerrigan SM, McIntyre P, 'Re-framing Regional Creative Screen Industries: an examination of enterprises, agencies, workers in Australia¿s Hunter Region' (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
2015 Kerrigan SM, 'The spectator in the filmmaker: a cogitative semiotics inspection of continuity through creative filmmaking practices.' (2015) [E3]
2014 McIntyre 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 (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Balnaves, Phillip Mcintyre
2014 Kerrigan SM, Kishore V, 'Aaja Nachle/Come, Lets Dance: Designing the Bollywood Signature Style Dance!' (2014)
2014 Kerrigan SM, McIntyre K, 'Pursuing Extreme Romance: Change and Continuity in the Creative Screen Industries in the Hunter Valley' (2014)
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
2013 Kishore V, Kerrigan S, McIntyre K, 'Bollywood at the Box Office: Bollywood Film Productivity and Consumption in Australia' (2013)
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
2013 Kerrigan SM, McIntyre K, 'Creative Media Practice Research through a Practitioner Based Enquiry Methodology' (2013)
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre
2012 Kerrigan SM, Aquilia P, Payne CL, 'Investigating a global tertiary curriculum through concepts of eastern and western creativity', Refereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Cathie Payne
2012 Aquilia P, Kerrigan SM, Payne CL, 'Student film collaboration: The East-West dilemma', 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Cathie Payne
2011 Aquilia P, Kerrigan SM, 'East meets west: Student collaboration styles in screen production education', Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association 2011 Conference (2011) [E3]
2010 Oughton N, Kerrigan SM, Holt J, 'Managing occupational risk in the creative industries: A new perspective', New Screens, New Producers, New Learning. Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association Conference (2010) [E3]
2010 Aquilia P, Chua LY, Kerrigan SM, 'Internationalising Australian media production curricula: A cross-cultural study', New Screens, New Producers, New Learning. Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association Conference (2010) [E3]
2009 Kerrigan SM, 'Applying creativity theories to a documentary filmmaker's practice', ASPERA 2009 Conference Papers (2009) [E1]
2008 Kerrigan SM, 'Collaborative and creative documentary production in video and online', Proceedings of ISEA2008: The 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art (2008) [E1]
2007 Kerrigan SM, 'Creating documentaries: Collaborative video and online practice', Create World 2007: Apple University Consortium. Sessions (2007) [E3]
2006 Kerrigan SM, 'Reflecting on Documentary Video Practice', Speculation and Innovation: Applying practice led research in the creative industries (2006) [E1]
2005 Kerrigan SM, 'Making Documentaries: Domain Acquisition and the Living History of Fort Scratchley', Research Higher Degree Students Congress June 2004 (2005) [E2]
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Creative Work (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hutchinson S, Kerrigan SM, Creative Newcastle, Newcastle Museum (2014) [J2]
2014 Hutchinson S, Kerrigan SM, Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter, Newcastle Museum (2014) [J2]
2008 Kerrigan SM, Using Fort Scratchley re-deployed: The story of a location in transition, Los Angeles, The United States of America (2008) [J1]
2007 Kerrigan SM, Fort Scratchley (2007) [J1]
2002 Kerrigan SM, Mixy Hostings 2002 Series, Sydney (2002)
2001 Kerrigan SM, Mixy Hosting 2001 Series, Sydney (2001)
2000 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Home' Friday, Sydney (2000)
2000 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Home' Tuesday, Sydney (2000)
2000 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Home' Thursday, Syndey (2000)
2000 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Home' Wednesday, Sydney (2000)
2000 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Home' Monday, Sydney (2000)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Friday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School - 'Bags and Shopping' Monday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Thursday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Tuesday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Wednesday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Toys' Thursday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Trees' Monday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Trees' Friday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Toys' Monday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Toys' Wednesday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Toys' Friday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan, Play School 'Trees' Wednesday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Toys' Tuesday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Trees' Thursday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Friday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School - 'Bags and Shopping' Monday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Thursday, Sydney (1999)
1999 Kerrigan SM, Play School 'Bags and Shopping' Tuesday, Sydney (1999)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Kerrigan SM, Creative Documentary Practice: Internalising the Systems Model of Creativity through documentary video and online practice, University of Newcastle (2011)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $637,432

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


20173 grants / $258,127

Australian cultural & creative activity: A population & hotspot analysis$133,097

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Professor Stuart Cunningham, Professor Greg Gearn, Associate Professor Patrik Wikstrom
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701177
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Creative Industries Careers: Re-imagining Regional and Remote Students’ opportunities$120,030

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Ms Jane Shadbolt
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601086
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Living Histories of Maitland$5,000

To create and deliver four vodcasts on the History of Maitland. The stories will be developed from existing historical narratives, that are held at the Maitland Library, Maitland Museum and Maitland Costumes and Textiles Museum. The four podcasts will be between 3-4 minutes long and, in their simplest form, will use narration and archival images as storytelling devices. In exploring these themes particular focus will be on how digital maps can be used to connect archival images, location spectific stories and potentially geo-locating archival film and photographic images to trigger story activation/listening. This will be undertaken as a practice-led research project.

Funding body: The Centre for 21st Centuries Humanities, Education and Arts University of Newcastle

Funding body The Centre for 21st Centuries Humanities, Education and Arts University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Susan Kerrigan

Scheme Digital Humanities
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20161 grants / $10,323

Film making Research Network$10,323

Funding body: Arts Humanities Research Council

Funding body Arts Humanities Research Council
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Joanna Callaghan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1601203
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20133 grants / $294,165

Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter: an applied ethnographic study of new entrepreneurial systems in the creative industries.$194,165

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Conjoint Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1201143
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body Technica CPT
Project Team Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Conjoint Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300761
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body Newcastle Business Improvement Association Inc
Project Team Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Conjoint Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Mr Peter King, Mr Ed Duc
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300762
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20111 grants / $10,000

Globalizing Screen Production Curricula: A Cross-Cultural Study.$10,000

Purpose:UoN’s Bachelor of Communication is delivered off-shore in Singapore. This pilot study explores the delivery of this media program in an eastern and western tertiary sector (Yang, 2003). 

Methodology: Exploring the affects of globalization on tertiary education, three methods have been used, drawing on students and graduates from both Callaghan and Singapore.

A questionnaire survey (n100)
A content analysis (n12)
Semi-structured interviews (n6)

Findings:Globalised economies have impacted on media practices and social literacies in tertiary education. Further research on students and graduates should help us better understand the point of separation between global and local cultures, and economies. 


Funding body: Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle

Funding body Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Susan Kerrigan, Ass/Prof Pieter Aquilia, Cathie Payne

Scheme Teaching and Learning Project Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20081 grants / $1,700

International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2008, Singapore Management Univeristy, Stamford Road, 25/7/2008 - 1/8/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189202
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $33,427

Equity Research Fellowship - Teaching Relief$22,099

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186938
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2007 Equity Research Fellowship - Research Grant$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187292
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

CreateWorld, Griffith University Southbank, Brisbane, 25/11/2007 - 28/11/2007$1,328

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188358
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $690

Speculation & Innovation - Applying Practice-Led Research in the Creative Industries, 30 March - 1 April 2005, QUT$690

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185189
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $29,000

The Living History of Fort Scratchley: Representing a site of historical and community significance in the Newcastle Local Government Area$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Doctor Phillip McIntyre, Dr Erik Eklund
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184229
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Living History of Fort Scratchley: Representing a site of historical and community significance in the Newcastle Local Government Area$10,000

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Dr Erik Eklund, Doctor Susan Kerrigan, Doctor Phillip McIntyre
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184230
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Producing and Directing Video Productions: Exploring the Digital Desktop Production Process$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Susan Kerrigan
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184648
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Exploiting the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by a changing AFL television environment: Adopting a creative and innovative approach to television broadcasting PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Newcastle's Creative Industries: Investigating Performing Arts Professional and Non-Professional Creative Economies With an Emphasis on Theatre PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Outside the Box: To what Extent does Contemporary Australian Prime Time Television Drama Perpetuate a Terra Nullius Viewpoint? PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Shoot Out - Targeting Creativity: Exploring the Creative Process Through the 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Compliance in the Australian Film and Television (TV) Industry PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Towards a New Cultural Paradigm: Fashion Blogging as a Metamodern Practice PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema: A Comparative Study of the Top 20 Return-on-Investment (RoI) Movies and the Doxa of Screenwriting PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Congratulations to FEDUA's HEPPP grant awardees

October 20, 2016

FEDUA researchers from the School of Education and the nascent School of Creative Industries who have been awarded competitive Federal Government funding in the 2016 Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priorities Pool round announced this week. The two FEDUA-led projects are responsible for more than 50% of the total funding awarded to UON.

Bollywood film festival and conference

February 11, 2014

A century of Bollywood will be celebrated and explored at a University of Newcastle film festival and conference from 20-21 February.

Dr Susan Kerrigan

Position

Senior Lecturer - Communication
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Communication

Contact Details

Email susan.kerrigan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4517
Fax (02) 4921 5896

Office

Room ICT.3-53
Building ICT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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