Welcome to ANZCA
Mary’s research agenda integrates organisational and health communication with wellbeing of older people and especially older Māori—kaumātua—in Aotearoa New Zealand. Committed to working to address health inequities, she has partnered with health communication, Māori community, and Māori studies researchers in several externally funded research projects to study kaumātua identified issues related to health and wellbeing. Such research includes kaumātua peer support in managing transitions in later life; kaumātua housing; and kaumātua models of communication in palliative care. Mary is currently a member of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, Strategic Advisory Group. She made a mid-career shift to academia, having formerly worked in health social work, community development, and organisational development. Mary has had a longstanding interest in elder organisation and the role of every-day organisations in wellbeing in later life. For more see Mary at Waikato.
Anne Dunn Award 2018 Winner
The 2018 Anne Dunn Scholar Award has been won by Dr Caroline Fisher from the University of Canberra. Caroline was commended by the panel for her body of work as an early career researcher, which features a range of high-quality national and international publications. Her research highlights the connections between journalism and other communication forms, and aims to increase understanding about the changing relationship between these different forms. The Anne Dunn Scholar Award is jointly sponsored by Anne's family, the Journalism Education and Research Association, and ANZCA, and honours Anne's lifetime dedication to public service journalism.
Dear ANZCA Colleagues,
For those who are interested in submitting a paper proposal to the 2018 South African Communication Association (SACOMM) conference, please follow this link to the webpage where you can find the abstract submission form:
Best wishes, Colleen Mills
Anne Dunn Award 2018
The fifth annual award in commemoration of the life and work of Associate Professor Anne Dunn of the University of Sydney has now closed and the judging process is complete. The winner will be announced at the 2018 conference in Auckland.
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Terry Flew on CHASS Board
Professor Terry Flew from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), commencing in 2018. The objectives of CHASS are to promote the interests of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. Specifically, the aims of CHASS are to:
- represent the interests of the sector
- promote the contribution of the sector to government, industry and the public
- provide a forum for discussion between the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sectors in Australia
- build the innovative capacity of Australia through better linkages between this sector, and science, engineering and industry.
Information about CHASS can be found on its website.
ANZCA is a member of CHASS.