Katrina Clifford

Katrina Clifford is a Senior Lecturer in Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts and Education, at Deakin University. She is a specialist in media criminology. Her research broadly focuses on mediated representation and the effects of evolving technologies on policy, practice and public understandings of crime and justice-related issues. Prior to academia, Katrina worked as a journalist, magazine editor and freelance communications consultant and corporate writer, providing strategic advice on policy and stakeholder communications to not-for-profit organisations, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Suicide Prevention Australia.

Project Highlights

  • Policing, mental illness and media;
  • The role of virtual reality in scenario-based police recruit training;
  • The ethics of true crime storytelling (podcasting and immersive journalism);
  • Framing analyses of news media coverage of Australia’s ice ‘epidemic’ and the Murray-Darling Basin water theft controversy.
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