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Mr Tony Chalkley
|Position||Lecturer in Media & Communication|
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 522 71454|
|Role and profile||
Lecturer, Media Communication.
Discipline Coordinator, Media Communication.
Teaching Arts and Education students:
ALC314; Advertising: Designing Desires (wholly online),
ALC101: Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning (mixed mode).
ALC102; Contemporary Communication: Making sense of New Media (mixed mode).
ALC208 Researching Media (On campus).
|Research interests||PhD thesis describes how Organisational Ethnography has been used discover how Housing Services Officers and Senior Managers both understand and experience major change associated with the shift from ‘public’ housing to ‘welfare’ housing. Organisational ethnography is a research approach that uses individual stories to create ‘thick descriptions’ of the structures and culture of organisations, in this case, the Office of Housing. One of the strengths of an ethnographic approach is the capacity to discover meaning by working with individual stories, interpreting them in ways that go beyond the interpretations of the participants. This research pays particular attention to the researchers own experience when undertaking an ethnographic project; the role of gate keepers, identifying key informants, building trust, negotiating fieldwork, managing data and ‘telling the tale’. The author argues that a there is a growing need in contemporary social research for an approach that is inductive; ‘from the ground up’; concerned with understanding individual stories, social organisation and the everyday practices of day-to-day ‘housing work’ and ‘social welfare’.|
|Current research projects||
Mobile Phone consumption and its consequences (particularly in 17-12 year olds)
The use of 'new media' to 'teach old things';how might the nature of 2010 'social interaction' (face book, twitter etc) be better understood and more effectively used by university educators?
2001 Winner of the Fran O’Brien Award for excellence in student housing (AACUHO).
2001 Recipient of the Deakin University, Vice Chancellors Professional Development Award.
Bendigo College of Advanced Education
1984 - 1986 Diploma of Teaching (Arts - Primary)
University of Melbourne
1988 - 1989 Graduate Diploma of Adult Education and Training
Higher Degree - Deakin University
1999 – 2001 Master of Professional Education and Training
CURRENT: Doctor of Philosophy – RMIT, City Campus.
Australian Housing Institute.
Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute.
Centre for Applied Social Research @ RMIT University.
How Has Housing work changed (and stayed the same?)
Australasian Housing Researchers Conference,
Rydges Hotel Convention Centre
June 18-20, 2008
‘Life at the Frontline; from data to theory.’
Centre for Applied Social Research Symposium
Customs House, University of Queensland
June 20 -21, 2007
Telling the Tale: Using Narrative to understand Organisational Change.
Housing Research Conference
Customs House, University of Queensland
June 21 -22, 2007
Housing Service Officers; reluctant Agents of the State?
Fourth National Housing Conference.
Perth, Western Australia
October 26-28, 2005
Policy. Friend or Foe?
Housing Service Officers; Life at the Frontline?
Second Annual Housing Services Workshop
June 1-2, 2006
Housing Work; making sense of experience through Narrative.
Regional Housing Managers Workshop
Office of Housing (Victoria)
10th August 2006.
‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. – a study of drinking in a constructed community’
Australian Assoc. of College and University Housing Officers Conference
University of Melbourne, Carlton. (15th April 2004)
‘Relationships and Residences –staff training to meet emergent welfare needs.’
Association of Student Residential Accommodation providers, ASRA
UK Conference, Cambridge University, Keynote Speaker.
(26th March 2002)
‘The SMS text message: A new model of communication?’
Australian Association of College and University Housing Officers National Conference
University of Waitoko, New Zealand
(2nd April 2002)
‘Residential Life – Case Studies in Professional Development’ (Masters Dissertation)
Association of College University Housing Officers – International
Kansas City Conference
(19th June 2001)
‘I met the man of my dreams and then I woke up’- developing relationships and young adults.
Australian Association of College and University Housing Officers
Australian National University
(5th April 1999)
‘18 verses 21 – what age of age?’
Capitalise Prevention – Drug and Alcohol Harm Prevention
United States of America
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