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Bronwin Patrickson, Ph. D.

Primary Affiliation
Macquarie University
Melling via Carnforth
United Kingdom


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·      Early career researcher in electronic literature, soft gaming and digital media

·      Tutor, lecturer and acting course convenor: Digital media production, Online Journalism, Culture and Technology, Computer Game Design

·      ABC Trained Cross Media Producer

·      Eligible to work in the UK under current Ancestry Visa




Professional Training





PhD awarded 29.9.2014: A research thesis designed to analyze design for multi-participant interactive play and networked media engagement, Macquarie University  


Graduate Diploma in Communication, UTS


ABC Cross Media Producer – Direction and Production of documentaries and features across ABC radio, television and online








Professional Experience:  Teaching





Tutor/Research Assistant: Computer Game Design


Macquarie University                                                           2012 -2013



Provided editorial guidance and tutoring in a gamified teaching setting (2013)

Evaluated student assignments

Recorded and collated marks

Applied knowhow gained through previous 2012 employment researching gamification for Rowan Tulloch, the convenor of this module.



Tutor: Technology and Society, Society and Culture, Language and Discourse, Multimedia


UTS Insearch                                                                  2011 - 2013



Provided editorial guidance and tutoring


Evaluated student assignments


Recorded and collated marks


Delivered guest lectures – copyright, radio production using Audacity










Tutor/Guest Lecturer/Acting Course Convenor: Digital Media Production


Macquarie University, Dept of MMCS                                 2008-2012



Provided editorial guidance and tutoring

Evaluated student assignments

Recorded and collated marks

Delivered guest lectures - Interactive Storytelling

Acting Convenor, Semester 1, 2010







Tutor/Guest Lecturer: Media Project Proposal


UWS, Masters of Convergent Media                                  2011



Guided digital project development

Evaluated student assignments

Recorded and collated marks

Delivered guest lecture – Interactive Storytelling






Lecturer in Charge:

Culture and Technology +

Poetics Of New Media (MQC)


Macquarie University City Campus, Dept of MMCS            2010                                    



Adjusted course content for MQC campus and delivered course accordinglywrote and delivered 3 new lectures

Evaluated student assignments

Recorded and collated marks/ Answered student enquiries






Lecturer/Tutor: Online Journalism

(in “Broadcast Production”)


MECO, Usyd                                lecturer Sem 1, 2006 – Winter School, 2007

 & tutor 2008




Taught Online Journalism Theory and Practice.  Introduced students to relevant online journalism techniques and production software supervised student tasks employing programs such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Final cut pro, iDVD and Pro tools.


Developed on original course outline and created an online teaching resource –

Assessed student online projects, tutored and advised students

Supervised and Liaised with Technical Assistance


Course Convener/Teacher: Writing For The Media, News Media Interview Techniques, Research, Edit


Sydney Institute, West St Petersham                                 2005 - 2007



Designed Course (assessment, outline, lesson plans) with a view to creating a course manual in collaboration with a partner trainee teacher.  Instructed TVET and TAFE students; topics included story structures and leads, interview techniques, news writing style, research resources and techniques

Taught, inspired, assessed and supervised student work.




Tutor: M/M Theory & Production


Macquarie University, Department of Media               Sem 1, 2007- 9




Tutored both practical and theory components of multimedia studies


Provided guidance and tutoring; Evaluated student assignments



Tutor: Media Cultures


Macquarie University, Department of Media               Sem 2, 2008




Tutored students on current issues in media theory


Provided guidance and tutoring; Evaluated student assignments





Tutor: Image and Audio              


UNSW, School of Film, Theatre and Media                Sem 2, 2005-2006






Provided guidance and tutoring in film analysis, practical experiments in image and audio production; Evaluated student assignments







Tutor: Digital Editing  


UNSW, School of Film, Theatre and Media                       Sem 1, 2005




Taught Final Cut Pro, Video Editing styles and Motion Techniques





Tutor: Academic and Communication Skills


UTS Insearch                                           Sem 2, 2005 – Sem 1, 2007






Provided guidance, support and tutoring university preparation courses for international students






Teacher: Team Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Cutural Diversity, Presenting Reports, Research, Writing



Enmore Design Center and Sydney Institute                    2005-2006


Supervisor: Manly Journalism Project                              



A practical training program for prospective (unemployed) journalists in conjunction with The Manly Daily                       2004




Professional Experience: Production(see also ‘Production Skills’)




Video Producer


Macquarie University Dept. of Learning & Teaching                 2012                           


Freelance Journalist & Story Producer


Various outlets                                                            2005-2007

Online Journalist/Associate Producer


Ninemsn Online News                                                            2004 

Co-Producer/Presenter: Artsy Partsy


RSR                                                                                    2004-2005



Producer: Manly Journalism Project


A training program for unemployed adults in association with The Manly Daily                                                                                           2003


Theatre Editor


Fresh Magazine                                                                            2003


Contract Writer for ABC Online


Rollercoaster Gateway                                                                  2003

Producer/director/writer of


A co-production with Radio Station Triple J                                      2001

Web Developer/Writer –


ABC Online:Children’s, Education, ABC TV Documentaries             2000



Producer/Director/Cinematographer of “Swingers


Observational Documentary broadcast on ABC TV                            1999

Producer/Writer “Postcards From Halls Creek”


ABC Online                                                                                1998


Field Producer


Recovery, ABC TV                                                                       1997



Radio Producer

Radio National Religious Unit                                                       1997








Production Skills




Multi-platform technical skill base teamed with editorial know-how and broad ranging people skills




Online Journalism




ABC Online (Developer/Producer, Contributing writer),


Nine MSN Online News (Assistant Prod/Online News Journalist)


Lecturer: Online Journalism, USYD


Tutor/Teacher: Multimedia, Writing For The Media, Research, Story Editing, News Media IV Techniques



Print Journalism



Theatre Editor, Fresh Magazine


Freelance Contributor, Wellbeing Magazine Producer, Manly Journalism Project


Teacher/Editor, Writing for The Media, NM IV Techniques, Research, Story Editing: Comms & Media, Petersham TAFE



Research/Cross Media Journalism 



Compass, ABC TV; Money, Channel 9


Internet Documentaries and Postcards From Halls Creek


Demonstrated ability to report across various media




GREEN (A Fantasy fiction novel for teenagers, in production)


Various play scripts, poetry, spoken word projects

Web Site Production 


Producer, ABC TV Documentaries Online

Producer, with Triple J, Postcards From Halls Creek, RN


Developer, The Playground, ABC Education

Cinematography/Documentary / TV Journalism 


Directed, filmed and produced the documentary Swingers, (about veteran swing dancers) broadcast on ABC TV

Devised, developed and realized Cross Media Documentaries (a co-production with Radio Station Triple J) and Postcards From Halls Creek (In association with ABC Radio National program AWAYE)

Researched and produced the radio feature Silence for the Encounter series on Radio National

Worked as Trainee Producer on the historical documentary Sisters in Arms produced to mark the centenary of Australian Military Nursing

Researched and produced the radio feature Silence for the Encounter series on Radio National

Producer of ABC TV Documentaries Online (Nurses, Paradise Lost)

Audio Recording and Editing


Producer/Presenter (with team), Artsy Partsy, RSR

Features Producer, Recorder and Editor: Radio National, Triple J

Digital Photography



Digital Editing


Edited various short video magazine stories and experimental short films using Final Cut Pro and Motion

Awarded Premiere Production for TV Journalism, UTS

Silence chosen for the Encounter program’s ‘best of’ summer series on Radio National






E: [email protected]

M: 07472251896



A: Church Place Cottage

Melling via Carnforth

Lancashire, LA62RA








·      Patrickson, B. (2009). PLAI: Staged Encounters in Computer Mediated Environments. Paper presented at the The 6th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.



·      Patrickson, B. (2011).  Multi-user Interactive Drama: The Macro View – Three Structural Layers.  Paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Vancouver, Canada



·      Patrickson, B. (2011).  Multi-user Interactive Drama: A Micro User Drama in Process.  Paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Vancouver, Canada


·      Patrickson, B. and Young S. (2013) The Transmedial Media Mix in The Journal of American Studies Turkey, issue 37, Oct, 2013


·      Hitchens, M, Patrickson, B. and Young S. (2014) Reality and Terror, the First-Person Shooter in Current Day Settings in Games and Culture, Vol 9, number 1, January 2014







·      Peer Reviewer: Television and New Media Journal, 2010, Combined NSW HDR Conference 2011

·      Conference Volunteer Helper: Icids, 2011, MQ Game, 2012, Isea 2013

·      Co-ordinator of Media HDR Writing Group, Macquarie University, 2011 – 2013

·      Collation and presentation of photographic resources for the student produced photo exhibition, Macquairie University in A Day, 2019








Dr. Bronwin Patrickson





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