Internal schemes

Researchers

Grant

Duration

Title

A.Prof Barb Bolt (VCA – Art)

UoM Melbourne   Social Equity Institute Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grant

2013-2014

Reconceptualising and supporting disaster recovery as growth: Informed by people affected by the Black Saturday bushfires

Summary

After the Black Saturday bushfires, psychosocial support was provided to people in geographically affected communities. Localised services focused on supporting those experiencing posttraumatic stress, and other adjustment difficulties, reflecting current theories of adaptation post-trauma. This project addresses two major inequities in psychosocial support for disaster-impacted people, arising from this current theorisation. These inequities arise as a result of (1) pathogenic definitions of recovery, which neglect posttraumatic growth experiences; and (2) geographic discrimination, which creates subsequent marginalisation from both services and research. From interviews, personal and professional experiences of the barriers and enablers of posttraumatic growth will be documented.

 

Researchers

Grant

Duration

Title

A.Prof Barb Bolt (VCA – Art)

UoM Melbourne Social Equity Institute Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grant

2013-2014

The F Word

Summary

The F Word is a collaborative cross disciplinary research project that emerges from the resurgent interest in feminist art practice in Australia today.  This three year project will research feminist history from the 70s and 80s, focusing on multidisciplinary art practices including visual art, film and design.  Outcomes will be made available through digitized archives, web site and published writing.  The project team will then workshop and dialogue with contemporary artists, commission new work for exhibition, produce a scholarly catalogue and hold educational symposia to contextualize the creative arts research alongside the historical and theoretical outcomes.

 

Researchers

Grant

Duration

Title

Dr Melanie Plesch (MCM)

UoM Early Career Researcher Award

2013

Music and the politics of national identity: How do musical nationalisms work?

Summary

In the case of musical nationalisms the connection between music and politics is undeniable, yet we do not know how musical nationalisms work.  How is “national” meaning conveyed in music and why do people recognise it and respond to it?  How does music articulate political agendas?

This project will produce a theoretical and methodological framework for analysing and understanding the mechanism at work in the functioning of musical nationalisms.  The framework will be applied to a specific case study (Argentina), although it will be transferable to similar cases, such as Australia, and it is anticipated that it will be adopted by scholars in the fields of musicology and cultural history.  This framework will allow researchers, for the first time, to identify valid and relevant data in the music, and to connect it meaningfully to the political agenda of the nation as specific moments in its history.

 

Researchers

Grant

Duration

Title

Geraldine Cook (VCA – Performing Arts)

UoM Research Collaboration Grant

2012 - 2013

“Hear Me Out” – Developing an on-line peer support program for deaf and hearing impaired children and young adults

Summary

This project involves two innovative programs for hearing impaired children and young adults, Let It Out! (Geraldine Cook, VCA) and Hear For You (Nick Doyle, Melbourne and Olivia Andersen, Sydney) integrating their successful vocal training and mentoring/coaching programs into an on-line delivery format called Hear Me Out! The purpose is to reach hearing impaired teens and children who are currently unable to access support programs in rural and remote areas of Australia.

 

Researchers

Grant

Duration

Title

Geraldine Cook (VCA – Performing Arts)

Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) Seed Funding Grant

2012 - 2013

“Hear Me Out” – Developing an on-line peer support program for deaf and hearing impaired children and young adults

Summary

This part of the broader Hear Me Out! Project will integrate the two programs in an on-line delivery format using blended learning technologies via the NBN (Australia’s National Broadband Network).  The limitation of current bandwidth connectivity is the major issue in the successful on-line delivery of these programs.  The roll out of the NBN will play a significant part in more young deaf and hearing impaired teens being able to access these programs as it will provide the broadband width to accommodate Auslan, captioned text and real-time video experiences which will be important features of the blended learning environment for the Hear Me Out program.