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Dr Verena Thomas

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office

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Name
Dr Verena Thomas
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office
Phone
+61 7 3138 7096
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Tech., Sydney)

Keywords

Communication and Social Change, Communication for Development, Arts-based Research, Visual Methodologies

Biography

Verena Thomas is Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests include communication and social change, communication for development, health communication, arts-based research approaches, visual methodologies and participatory design.

Verena has developed innovative and creative approaches to localising research in cross-cultural contexts. She is the founding Director of the Centre for Social and Creative Media at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, which she led from 2012-2016. Verena has led over 20 projects funded by donor agencies, government and non-government partners. She has extensive experience in research and media capacity building in the Pacific region.

This information has been contributed by Dr Verena Thomas.