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Liz Ellison

BCI (Hons) (QUT), PhD (QUT)
Senior Lecturer - Creative Industries
School of Education and the Arts
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(07) 5440 7013
12 - A1
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Dr Liz Ellison is a senior lecturer in Creative Industries at CQUniversity, currently teaching in the postgraduate space (Noosa campus). She is the Academic Coordinator of the Creative Arts Research Training Academy (CARTA). Liz is on the steering committee for the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN) and is also the Director of the CQUni Noosa Art Space.

Prior to this role, she worked as a lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She has worked as a named investigator on an Office of Learning and Teaching grant (OLT) investigating postgraduate (coursework and higher degree research) courses nationally. She previously has completed research work on an OLT grant investigating higher degree research supervision in the creative arts, and an evaluation project of the Artslink Queensland Animating Spaces events. .

Liz's doctoral thesis explored representations of the Australian beach in literature and film and was awarded in 2013 from Queensland University of Technology. She has continued to publish in film and television studies, and literary studies.

Her research interests include:

  • Australian beach studies
  • Australian literature and popular fiction
  • Australian media studies
  • Evaluation of community arts
  • Postgraduate higher education (including coursework and supervision)

Universities Studied At

Queensland University of Technology

Universities Worked At

Queensland University of Technology

JMC Academy (Brisbane)

Central Queensland University

Media Citations

Most recent: ABC Radio National [link]. 

More available on request. 

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies;
  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs;
  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia;
  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand;
  • International Australian Studies Association;
  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature


Reviews editor for Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (2018 - ongoing)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Film, Television and Digital Media
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Film, Television and Digital Media - Film and Television
I am interested in film & television, in particular Australian narratives - including fictional and reality television.

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