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Dr. Amy Johnson

PhD, GCTert.Ed, B.ProfComm
Lecturer in Journalism and Public Relations
School of Education and the Arts
Rockhampton North
32 - 1.11
About Me

I am an early career researcher and lecturer in journalism and public relations.  My research interests include the Australian Defence Force (ADF), military families and social media. I have presented to various ADF affiliated groups about social media and military families. I have published in academic journals and presented at many domestic and international conferences. I am an active researcher who uses qualitative methods including netnography and interviewing. 

In my hypothetical spare time I enjoy reading and walking my goofy Golden Retriever dog. 

Universities Studied At

Central Queensland University [PhD; Bachelor of Professional Communication]

University of Canberra [Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education]

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

University of Canberra

Australian National University 

Media Citations

Stunzer, I 2020, ‘Breakfast’, radio broadcast, ABC Capricornia FM, 6 March.

Devalentin, A 2019, ‘Inside Social Media for ADF Partners’, Defence Family Matters¸December 2019, p. 18.

Johnson, A 2019, ‘Perfect Partners’: The impact of military service on women and families, BroadAgenda Blog,

Central Queensland University, 2017, Spreading Christmas cheer to troops should start with families at home, says CQUni researcher,,-says-cquni-researcher/

Robinson, T 2016, ‘The Social Media Connection’, Defence Family Matters, December 2016, p. 15.

Davis, S 2016, ‘Defence couples tweet love on Valentine’s Day’, Northern Beaches News, 12 Feb, viewed 12 Feb 2017,

Hession, P 2016, ‘Drive’, radio broadcast, ABC News Townsville, 12 February.

Lodge, J 2016, ‘Valentine’s Day and social media not always a perfect match for long distance love says researcher’, ABC News Online, 12 Feb, viewed 12 Feb 2016,'s-day-worse-researcher-fears/7164138?section=qld

‘Couples urged to be cautious about sharing love online’, 2016, NewsMail, 12 Feb, viewed 12 Feb 2016,

Professional Memberships

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4701 Communication and Media Studies
  • 4799 Other language, communication and culture

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Languages, Communication And Culture

Communication and Media Studies - Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified

Languages, Communication And Culture

Communication and Media Studies - Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies

Languages, Communication And Culture

Cultural Studies - Consumption and Everyday Life

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