Welcome to ANZCA
Mary’s research agenda integrates organisational and health communication with wellbeing of older people and especially older Māori—kaumātua—in Aotearoa New Zealand. Committed to working to address health inequities, she has partnered with health communication, Māori community, and Māori studies researchers in several externally funded research projects to study kaumātua identified issues related to health and wellbeing. Such research includes kaumātua peer support in managing transitions in later life; kaumātua housing; and kaumātua models of communication in palliative care. Mary is currently a member of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, Strategic Advisory Group. She made a mid-career shift to academia, having formerly worked in health social work, community development, and organisational development. Mary has had a longstanding interest in elder organisation and the role of every-day organisations in wellbeing in later life. For more see Mary at Waikato.
2018 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2018 annual conference at the University of Auckland, NZ.
Caroline Fisher (University of Canberra) won the Anne Dunn Award. See the next announcement.
The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice was not awarded, the judges deciding there was a lack of papers that met the criteria.
The Grant Noble Prize for best student paper went to Dan Andrew of the University of Canberra.
The People’s Choice was also not awarded this year.
Roxanna Holdsworth, Michele Willson and Jolyon Sykes won President’s Service Awards.
ANZCA members and executive congratulated the successful winners.
Anne Dunn Award 2018 Winner
The 2018 Anne Dunn Scholar Award has been won by Dr Caroline Fisher from the University of Canberra. Caroline was commended by the panel for her body of work as an early career researcher, which features a range of high-quality national and international publications. Her research highlights the connections between journalism and other communication forms, and aims to increase understanding about the changing relationship between these different forms. The Anne Dunn Scholar Award is jointly sponsored by Anne's family, the Journalism Education and Research Association, and ANZCA, and honours Anne's lifetime dedication to public service journalism.
Dear ANZCA Colleagues,
For those who are interested in submitting a paper proposal to the 2018 South African Communication Association (SACOMM) conference, please follow this link to the webpage where you can find the abstract submission form:
Best wishes, Colleen Mills
Anne Dunn Award 2018
The fifth annual award in commemoration of the life and work of Associate Professor Anne Dunn of the University of Sydney has now closed and the judging process is complete. The winner will be announced at the 2018 conference in Auckland.
Click here for more details.