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Dr Emma Felton
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
Faculty of CI, Edu & Social Justice,
Office of the Exec Dean, CI, Edu & Soc. Justice
Discipline *
Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Human Geography
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PhD (Griffith University), Master of Arts (Griffith University)


Communication, Creative Industries workforce, Urban/Suburban Sociology, Arts education and social inclusion, Online Pedagogies

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Emma has wide experience as an educator, researcher and educational manager. She writes and researches primarily about cities from an interdisciplinary and experiential perspective, and has a PhD in urban sociology.  Emma currently co-ordinates the Creative Industries Faculty’s Equity program, which involves developing and delivering discipline-based activities to schools, to generate aspiration for university study. She supervises PhD students. She has been the recipient of ALT and Auda grants and project managed & researched on a large ARC grant, Creative Suburbia. She is the editor of Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice (2012, co-edited with Oksana Zelenko and Suzi Vaughan)  Routledge Other experience includes national leadership roles in online education (2001-2008), lecturer & content developer in media and cultural studies. She has worked as a consultant for SLQ, Health Dept and the RTA.  Emma is currently writing a book on contemporary urbanism: Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the City (Routledge forthcoming).

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Emma currently teaches in the School of Design. She has taught, convened and developed undergraduate courses in the fields of Cultural and Media studies, Cultural Policy and Cultural Industries.  She has written Open Universities units in Media Culture. Emma has also run many staff development workshops for academic staff in the pedagogical development of fully online courses at ACU. She has teaching qualifications.

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