Tricia King - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Tricia King

BA Visual Arts (Photography) Griff.

  • Lecturer, Photography
+617 5456 5566
Office location
D1.26, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Tricia King

Tricia King is a Lecturer in Photography in the School of Business and Creative Industries and active documentary photographer. Her research focuses on photography, its role in personal and cultural memory, and the construction of identity.

Utilising techniques like photo-elicitation, documentary and collaborative photography, Tricia develops collaborative participant driven projects working predominantly with people experiencing social isolation.

Most recently she has worked with older people living in aged care to explore their lived experience and help develop programs to assist with greater socialisation. She is working to expand this project to include other communities and will work with participants on further co-curated exhibition projects.

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Professional memberships

  • International Society for Visual Sociology

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2019 – State Library of Queensland Placemaking Fellowship
  • 2016-2918 - Australian Postgraduate Award

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body and A$ Value Year Focus
State Library of Queensland Memory Award Tricia King State Library of Queensland $10,000 2019-2020 Placemaking Award

Research areas

  • photographic methods in research
  • visual sociology
  • arts-engaged practice in gerontology studies
  • contemporary photographic practice
  • creative practice research

Teaching areas

  • Photography

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Key recent research publications

  • King, Tricia, Miller, Evonne, & Donoghue, Geraldine (2019) Spaces, sauce and schedules: A photographic journey of aged care. Social Alternatives, 38(1), pp. 35-44.

Tricia King's special areas of knowledge include visual methodologies, contemporary photographic practices, arts-engaged health and wellbeing, social photographic practices.

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