Assoc Prof Geraldine Bloustien

Deputy Director, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia


Funded Research Projects

2008 : 'The pedagogical benefits of three-dimensional virtual world (3D) experiences in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum'. Cross-institutional Carrick Grant (with Dr Denise Wood , A/ Prof Tony Spawton, Ms Dale Wache, Prof. Ian Reid, Ms Jen Seifert, Mr Frank Kurzel, Mr Philip Marriott, Dr Sheila Scutter (UniSA), Prof Mark Israel (Flinders), Prof Lelia Green (ECU), Dr Ian Maxwell (Uni Syd), A/ Prof Ilana Snyder (Monash), Dr Jenny Sim (RMIT),and Prof Jackie Marsh (Sheffield).)

2006 ‘Building a socially sustainable future for Indigenous youth living in Borroloola’ (with Alan Mayne, and Bobby Bangergie). Telstra Foundation Grant, 2006,

2006 'Researcher exchanges to strengthen shared and collaborative knowledge of integrated medical practice particularly focusing upon rural and women’s health issues in India and Australia.’ Australia-India Council (with Deepa Rao and Susan Semple)

LX0560412: 2004-2005 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, International Linkage Fellowship, Fellowship for on-site German-Australian collaboration to research the everyday music practices of marginalised youth as pathways to socio-economic inclusion.

DP0345917: 2003 - 2005 Playing for Life: the everyday music practices of marginalised youth as strategic pathways to agency, employment and socio-economic inclusion, with Dr M Peters and Dr S Homan

Research Projects

Social inclusion and new media technologies

Rural communities, holistic health and eco-tourism

Art, architectural space and memory

Current Research Interests

youth studies

speculative fiction

documentary theories and practices

film and television theories

ethnographic methodologies

gender and representation

popular music and culture

communication and health

alternative medical practice