Dr Sarah Casey - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Sarah Casey

PhD, Griff. Bachelor of Arts (Honours 1), Griff. Bachelor of Arts NE

  • Lecturer, Creative Industries
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07 5456 3544
Office location
DG.25
Campus
Sunshine Coast
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Professional memberships

  • Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (Executive member)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian Post-graduate Award scholarship approximately $80,000 (Griffith University) 
  • Griffith University School of Humanities completion scholarship: approximately $12,000
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Current research projects

Project Name 

Project Description 

​Giving voice and agency to women farmers and women in farming communities in drought affected Queensland (“Real Stories of Country Women”)  

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​This project investigates, documents, records and helps to disseminate the experiences and coping strategies of women farmers and other women living in drought-ridden communities in South-West Queensland, through images, stories,  social media, and micro documentaries.

 Discovering and supporting the digital literacy and business communication needs of people living in St George and Dirranbandi 

 

This project aims to discover and support the digital literacy and business communication needs of people living in drought-affected regions of South-West Queensland by creating and delivering a suite of digital media and communication workshops between Sept 2019 and July 2020.

Research grants and commissions

Grant / project name 

Investigators

Funding body and A$ Value 

Year (S)

​Focus 

​Giving voice and agency to women farmers and women in farming communities in drought affected Queensland (“Real Stories of Country Women”)  

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​Dr Sarah Casey (Chief Investigator); Dr Joanna McIntyre;  

​Dr Gail Crimmins 

​AGL Energy Ltd  

2018-2019

​$20,000 (excl GST)  

 Discovering and supporting the digital literacy and business communication needs of people living in St George and Dirranbandi 

 

Sarah Casey Chief Investigator  

Australian Government: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 

2019-2020 

$75, 000 (excl GST)

Research areas

  • Media Studies
  • Feminisms
  • Celebrity Studies
  • Communication

Teaching areas

  • Screen Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

Program coordinator

Dr Sarah Casey’s specialist areas of knowledge include: feminisms, media studies, communication, digital media activism, and women and the drought.

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USC research explores importance of the modern day ‘bush telegraph’ in rural Queensland
25 July 2019

A USC Creative Industries academic is leading two research projects that aim to recognise and support the importance of emotional and physical communications in rural communities.