Dr Anna Potter

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Dr Anna Potter


Teaching areas

  • Communication
  • Screen and Media Studies

Research areas

  • children's television
  • cultural policy
  • production studies
  • media globalisation


Dr Anna Potter spent ten years working in the commercial television industry in London for Rupert Murdoch's PAY TV operation BSkyB, where she specialised in program production and classification.

Her main research interests include the production and distribution of children's television, the use of program formats and the production practices of transnational independent production companies. Anna has published in high quality international journals such as Media International Australia, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and the International Journal of Learning.

In 2015 Anna was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for $A370,000 for her project entitled 'International Transformation in Children's Television 2013–2018'. The comprehensive transnational project will map the shape and scale of rapidly evolving production territories and markets for children's television opened up by media globalisation, and their economic and cultural impact on television made for the child audience.

Anna is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.

Anna is a member of the Arts Research in Creative Humanities research cluster at the University of the Sunshine Coast.


  • 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
  • 2013 Advance Award for Learning and Teaching, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2013 Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence, University of Queensland
  • 2012 Best Early Career Research Presentation (with Dr Clare Archer Lean), Faculty of Arts and Business, USC Research Week
  • 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • television studies
  • children's media
  • cultural policy

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year
International Transformation in Children's Television 2013–2018 Dr Anna Potter ARC (A$370,000) 2015
Engagement and Capacity Building: Enhancing first year retention through building staff communication and leadership capability  Dr Anna Potter and Professor Marion Gray USC Learning and Teaching Grants Program (CLTGP) (A$98,000) 2012


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