About Dr Fiona Martin
Dr Martin joined the Media and Communications department in 2008 after more than eight years teaching journalism, radio and media production at Southern Cross University. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Martin worked first as a journalist/producer in community radio and then for ABC Radio networks, including Radio National and 702 Sydney. She has also been a freelance radio documentary maker, a multimedia and theatre sound designer and has written for regional newspapers and magazines, as well as academic journals. Her interest in online publishing led to the cross-media documentary series Re-imagining Utopia (2003) and a doctoral thesis on the emergence of an interactive multimedial ABC (2008). Fiona's publications include chapters in Virtual Nation: the Internet in Australia (2004) and 'New media, new audiences' in Media and Communications In Australia (2006). A reformed cyberfeminist, Fiona is interested in the expressive, pedagogical and political uses of online and new media technologies and in documenting the impact of participatory media on mainstream media production and publishing.