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Researcher: Clifford, KL (Dr Katrina Clifford)

Fields of Research

Journalism Studies
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Communication and Media Studies
Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Environmental Politics
Film and Television
Communications and Media Policy

Research Objectives

The Media
Health Education and Promotion
Justice and the Law
Law Enforcement
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Visual Communication
Government and Politics
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Health Policy Evaluation
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Cultural Understanding
Workplace and Organisational Ethics
Publishing and Print Services (incl. Internet Publishing)
International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
Mental Health Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

(Dis)embodied Sight: September 11 and the Politics of Collective Memory, Representation, and Experience
(Dis)embodied sight: September 11 and the politics of collective memory, representation, and experience; Australian Journal of Communication
A balancing act: Port Arthur Anniversary Special
Amanda Knox: A Picture of Innocence; Celebrity Studies
Australia journalism students' professional views and news consumption: results from a representative study; Australian Journalism Review
Bottom Line is Read was still a criminal
Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss
Crime reporting
For the lifestyle and a love of creativity: Australian students’ motivations for studying journalism; Media International Australia
Global Public Management Revolution
Media and crime: content, context and consequence; Oxford University Press
Media and violence
Mental Health Crisis Interventions and the Politics of Police Use of Deadly Force; Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives
Mental Health Trauma Narratives and Misplaced Assumptions: Towards an Ethics of Self-Care Among (Humanities-Based) Trauma Researchers; Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives
Policing Mental Illness: Examining the Police Role in Addressing Mental Ill-Health; Policing Vulnerability
SIAMO INNOCENTI: Twitter and the Performative Practices of the ‘Real’ Amanda Knox; Transmedia Crime Stories: The Trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the Globalised Media Sphere
SPA Position Statement: Responding to Suicide in Rural Australia
SPA Position Statement: Suicide Bereavement and Postvention
SPA Position Statement: Men and Suicide
SPA Position Statement: Mental Illness and Suicide
SPA Position Statement: Suicide Prevention and Capacity Building in Australian Indigenous Communities
SPA Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into Suicide in Australia
The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics
The Impact of the NSW Police Force Mental Health Evaluation Team: Final Evaluation Report
The Killer Point: contemporary reconfigurations of The Gap as a crime scene; Law - Text - Culture
The NSW Police Force Mental Health Evaluation Team: Evaluation Annual Report
The NSW Police Force Mental Health Intervention Team: Evaluation 18-Month Report
The Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11
The thin blue line of mental health in Australia; Police Practice and Research
The Thin Blue Line of Mental Health in Australia; Police Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Global Challenges
The Thin Blue Line of Mental Health: Mediated Representations of Police Use of Force in Mental Health Crisis Interventions
The Vulnerable Thin Blue Line: Representations of Police Use of Force in the Media; Policing Vulnerability
The ‘Rosie Batty effect’ and the framing of family violence in Australian news media; Journalism Studies

Research Projects

2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Conference; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Europe and Australia in the World: Reporting Political, Environment and Social Change (WORLDREP); European Union (EU)
NARGS - The politics of police use of force: the mediated crisis of accountability and police legitimacy in mental health crisis interventions; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Future Focused Journalism- Idealism and Realism in Tasmania Post-Gunns
Left Dissent- The Mainstream Media's Construction of Capitalist Opposition
Social Media as a News Source- The Way Newspapers Use Social Media Texts to Report on Crisis Events
Sustainable magazines- Niche publishing, indie culture and ethical lifestyles