Marilyn Mitchell


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I have pursued a career in both academia and industry. I have lectured in communication at Southern Connecticut State University, KVB Institute of Technology, and Sydney Institute of Technology. I have previously worked as an instructional writer, marketing representative, and training manager in the information technology, environment, and building industries, and am interested in how organisation members and stakeholders communicate to achieve their goals.

My research has explored the development of information graphics as a visual language, theory and practice of communication training, organizational communication, and intercultural communication.

I am currently researching illness blogs to examine how they aid both readers and writers. 

Statement for HDR students

I am able to supervise many topics within the field of communication and welcome expressions of interest from motivated PhD and Masters by Research candidates.

I have supported my research students in successfully publishing their work, and have previously co-supervised a PhD thesis on the culture of photojournalists.

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Visual communication Engineering & Materials Science
Variable message signs Engineering & Materials Science
children's film Social Sciences
cognitive learning theory Social Sciences
visual communication Social Sciences
online media Social Sciences
book review Social Sciences
Marketing Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 3 Book/Film/Article review
5 Downloads (Pure)

Book Review: Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives

Mitchell, M., 10 Aug 2018, In : Media International Australia. 168, 1, p. 186-186 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearch

Open Access
children's film
book review
fairy tale
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Uncertainty, risk, and opportunity frames in Australian online media reports of the 2016 Great Barrier Reef mass coral-bleaching event

Mitchell, M. & Roffey-Mitchell, T., 15 Oct 2018, In : Cogent Social Sciences. 4, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
online media
news report
climate change

Hidden Diary: Patriarchal domestic violence revealed in a revision of the maternal melodrama

Mitchell, M., 2017, Refereed Proceedings of the 2017 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement. Martin, F. (ed.). Sydney: The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), p. 1-15 (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Domestic Violence
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Open Access

Activities 2017 2019

  • 12 Peer-review
  • 4 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Committees, Boards and Panelists
  • 1 External Professional Development

Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2019

Marilyn Mitchell (Speaker)
3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation

Communication Research and Practice (Journal)

Marilyn Mitchell (Reviewer)
8 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference

Marilyn Mitchell (Participant)
22 May 201928 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation

Australian Research Council

Marilyn Mitchell (Attendee)
8 Mar 2019

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesExternal Professional Development

Cogent Social Sciences (Journal)

Marilyn Mitchell (Reviewer)
17 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Student theses

Telling stories to a different beat: Photojournalism as a “Way of Life”

Author: Busst, N., 6 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Pearson, M. (Supervisor) & Mitchell, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis