Dr Liz Ellison Creative and Performing Arts / School of Education and the Arts

Lecturer - Creative Industries

BCI (Hons) (QUT), PhD (QUT)

Contact Details

Email: l.ellison@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5440 7013 - Ext: 47013

Office Location

A1

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About Me

As per a system upgrade, some of my publications are listed under 'Publications'. An ongoing, up-to-date list is also at my website [http://lizellison.com.au]

Dr Liz Ellison is a lecturer in Creative Industries at CQUniversity, currently teaching in the postgraduate space (Noosa campus). Prior to this role, she worked as a lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She has worked as a named investigator on an Office of Learning and Teaching grant (OLT) investigating postgraduate (coursework and higher degree research) courses nationally. She previously has completed research work on an OLT grant investigating higher degree research supervision in the creative arts, and an evaluation project of the Artslink Queensland Animating Spaces events.

Liz's doctoral thesis explored representations of the Australian beach in literature and film and was awarded in 2013 from Queeensland University of Technology. She has continued to publish in film and television studies, and literary studies.

Her research interests include:

  • Australian beach studies
  • Australian literature and popular fiction
  • Australian media studies (including cinema distribution, Indigenous cinema and reality television)
  • Evaluation of community arts
  • Postgraduate higher education (including coursework and supervision)

Liz also has an interest in community arts events. Up until her relocation to Noosa at the end of 2016, Liz, along with two other colleagues, coordinated TEXTA, a book club held in conjunction with the QUT Art Museum and was the President and co-founder of Growl, a Brisbane community theatre group.

Universities Studied At
Queensland University of Technology
Universities Worked At

Queensland University of Technology

JMC Academy (Brisbane)

Central Queensland University

Media Citations

Most recent: ABC Radio National [link]. 

More available on request. 

Professional Memberships
  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs

  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

  • International Australian Studies Association

  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature

Completed Supervisions

Fisher, Deborah. (2015) There's a dinosaur in my armoire: A creative exploration of women's dress choice. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/86534/

Commissioned Reports

Klaebe, Helen, Ellison, Elizabeth, Gilpin, Cate, Kirk, Grace, & Webster, Kathleen (2016). Evaluation of Artslink Queensland’s Animating Spaces 2013 – 2015: Final Report. Artslink Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Klaebe, Helen, Ellison, Elizabeth, & Kirk, Grace (2015). Spotlight on Animating Spaces: Evaluation of Artslink Queensland’s Animating Spaces 2013 & 2014. Artslink Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Hamilton, Jillian, Thomas, Mandy, Carson, Susan, and Ellison, Elizabeth (2015). Good Practice Report: postgraduate research and coursework degrees. Project Report. Office of Learning and Teaching. http://www.olt.gov.au/project-good-practice-report-postgraduate-research-and-coursework-degrees-2013

Hamilton, Jillian, Carson, Susan, and Ellison, Elizabeth (2014). Building distributed leadership for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees. Project Report. Office of Learning and Teaching. http://www.olt.gov.au/project-building-distributed-leadership-effective-supervision-creative-practice-higher-research-degr

Hamilton, Jillian, Carson, Susan, and Ellison, Elizabeth (2014). 12 principles for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees. Booklet. Office of Learning and Teaching. www.supervisioncreativeartsphd.net

STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
I am available as a supervisor in this field.
Film, Television and Digital Media - Film and Television
I am available as a supervisor in this field.
STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
I am interested in creative writing, in particular Australian narratives, with a focus on landscape.
Film, Television and Digital Media - Film and Television
I am interested in film & television, in particular Australian narratives - including fictional and reality television.
Journal article

Ellison, E. (2017). Facing death on the Australian beach: examining fear and transcendence. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, (special issue 45), 1-15. Retrieved from http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue45/Ellison.pdf

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Ellison, E. (2017). The #AustralianBeachspace Project: Examining opportunities for research dissemination using Instagram. M/C Journal, 20(4), 1-5. Retrieved from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/1251

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Ellison, E. (2016). Badland beach: The Australian beach as a site of cultural remembering. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 12(1), 115-127. doi:10.1386/macp.12.1.115_1

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Ellison, E., & Hawkes, L. (2016). Australian beachscape: The pluralilty of an iconic site. Borderlands e-Journal : New Spaces in the Humanities, 15(1), 1-20. Retrieved from http://www.borderlands.net.au/issues/vol15no1.html

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Van Hemert, T., & Ellison, E. (2015). Queensland's film culture: The challenges of local film distribution and festival exhibition. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9(1), 39-51. doi:10.1080/17503175.2014.1002269

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Ellison, L. (2011). Flagging spaces: exploring representations of ownership on the Australian beach. Ejournalist : a Refereed Media Journal, 11(1), 14-28. Retrieved from http://ejournalist.com.au/public_html/v11n1/Ellison.pdf

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Exhibition

Ellison, E., & Maxwell, M. (2017). #AustralianBeachspace: an Instagram exhibition by Elizabeth Ellison and Mark Maxwell (No. Of Pieces: 14) [Exhibition]. Noosa, Qld. Retrieved from http://www.cqunas.org/exhibition_25.html

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Book chapter

Ellison, E. (2017). The Gritty Urban: the Australian beach as city periphery in cinema. In D. Forrest, G. Harper, & J. Rayner (Eds.), Filmurbia Screening the Suburbs (pp. 79-94). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53175-9_6

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Ellison, E. (2015). The Sapphires. In B. Goldsmith, M. D. Ryan, & G. Lealand (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema Australia and New Zealand 2 (pp. 91-93). Bristol, UK.: Intellect Ltd. Retrieved from https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4951/

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Ellison, L. (2014). On the beach: Exploring the complex egalitarianism of the Australian beach. In A. -M. Horatschek, Y. Rosenberg, & D. Schabler (Eds.), Navigating Cultural Spaces: Maritime Places (pp. 221-235). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi. Retrieved from http://www.brill.com/products/book/navigating-cultural-spaces-maritime-places

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Report

Hamilton, J., Carson, S., & Ellison, E. (2014). Building distributed leadership for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees: final report 2014. Sydney, NSW: Office for Learning & Teaching, Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.olt.gov.au/

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Hamilton, J., Carson, S. J., & Ellison, E. R. (2013). 12 principles for the effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees. Sydney, NSW: Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Retrieved from http://supervisioncreativeartsphd.net/

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HE Term 2 - 2019
CART13002 - Research and the Creative Arts
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
PERF20039 - Applied Creative and Professional Practice
Unit Coordinator
PERF20037 - Creative and Professional Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20036 - Creative and Professional Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF20035 - Creative and Professional Industries
Unit Coordinator
PERF20034 - Arts Management
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2018
PERF20039 - Applied Creative and Professional Practice
Unit Coordinator
PERF20038 - Community Arts - Advanced
Unit Coordinator
PERF20037 - Creative and Professional Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20036 - Creative and Professional Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF20035 - Creative and Professional Industries
Unit Coordinator
PERF20034 - Arts Management
Unit Coordinator
PERF20030 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20029 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2018
PERF20039 - Applied Creative and Professional Practice
Unit Coordinator
PERF20037 - Creative and Professional Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20036 - Creative and Professional Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF20035 - Creative and Professional Industries
Unit Coordinator
PERF20034 - Arts Management
Unit Coordinator
PERF20030 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20029 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2017
PERF20030 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20029 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF20028 - Creative & Performing Arts Project Development
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
PERF20030 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF20029 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF20028 - Creative & Performing Arts Project Development
Unit Coordinator