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.
- 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.