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About Jeanti S St Clair

Jeanti St Clair GradCertAP(SCU), MA(Journalism)(UTS), BA(Deakin)
I am a Lecturer in Journalism in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. My research focuses on journalism practice as a profession and on journalism curriculum design, particularly on authenticity and experiential learning. I have come to academia with a broad and lengthy professional practice as a journalist in radio, print and online media. I continued this practice as the arts critic for ABC Radio North Coast and broadcasted and/or published over 140 reviews between 2011 and 2017. My research publications are listed on this profile. Currently, I am producing a documentary feature film about artists in inner-city Melbourne in the 1980s and 1990s. I am also exploring collaborative multi-disciplinary research that engages my radio documentary background with place-making and audio design practices as the focus of my PhD and other research. In 2016, this included an extended locative audio walk through Nimbin, the site of the 1973 alternative cultural Aquarius Festival. The walk is available on the Soundtrail website and app. A second locative walk was also created in 2016 with my Making Radio students on the Lismore campus of SCU. The Cubewalk Soundtrail explores narratives of success, passion and support among the university's staff and student populations.


January 2009 - Present Lecturer (Teaching Scholar), Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Board member, Seed Arts Australia
2015 - Present Member, Screenworks
2014 - Present Member, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Vice Chancellor Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2006 Wanda Jamrozik Prize for Best Postgraduate Thesis, University of Technology, Sydney


2017 - Present PhD, University of Wollongong ‐ Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
2014 Grad Cert. in Academic Practice, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Sciences
2006 Master of Arts (Journalism), University of Technology, Sydney
2002 Advanced Certificate in Art & Design (Film & Video), Swinburne University of Technology - Australia ‐ School of Arts
1986 Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), Deakin University, Australia ‐ School of Arts

Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480

Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3126


Journal articles (4)

Creative works (1)

Presentation (1)

Journalism education (1)