Dr Emma Felton
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyDr Emma Felton has wide experience as an educator, researcher and educational manager. She writes and researches primarily about cities from an interdisciplinary perspective, and has a PhD in urban sociology.
Emma is the author of Filtered: Coffee the Cafe and the 21st century City (Routledge 2019), about the cafe's role in urban change. She's author/editor of Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice co-edited with Oksana Zelenko and Suzi Vaughan (Routledge 2012).
She has been the recipient of ALT (Teaching and Learning) and Auda grants and project managed & researched on a large ARC grant, Creative Suburbia. She is a peer assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Other experience includes national leadership roles in online education (2001-2008) and lecturer & curriculum developer in media and cultural studies. Emma co-ordinated the Creative Industries Faculty's creative arts program, which involved developing and delivering creative arts activities to communities. She supervises PhD students.
Emma has worked as a consultant for SLQ, the QLD Health Dept and the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority.) and NextGen.
Communication, Creative Industries workforce, Urban/Suburban Sociology, Arts education and social inclusion, Online Pedagogies
Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Human Geography
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Griffith University)
- Master of Arts (Griffith University)
Emma has taught in the School of Design. She has taught, convened and developed undergraduate courses in the fields of Cultural and Media studies, Cultural Policy and Cultural Industries. She has written Open Universities units in Media Culture.
Emma has run many staff development workshops for academic staff in the pedagogical development of fully online courses while at ACU. She has teaching qualifications.
Emma has worked as a consultant for SLQ (State Library Qld), the QLD Health Dept. the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority.) and NextGen (a youth focussed arts-based Canberra think tank).
She has given several media interviews and has published articles in The Conversation.
- Felton E, (2014) A/Effective connections: Mobility, technology and well-being, Emotion, Space and Society, 13, pp. 9-15.
- Collis C, Felton E, Graham P, (2013) Beyond the inner city: Real and imagined places in creative place policy and practice. In T Flew, Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century, Routledge, pp. 15-23.
- Felton E, (2013) Working in the Australian suburbs: Creative industries workers' adaptation of traditional work spaces, City, Culture and Society, 4 (1), pp. 12-20.
- Felton E, Zelenko O, Vaughan S, (2012) Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice, Routledge.
- Felton E, (2012) Living with strangers: Urban space, affect and civility. In E Felton, O Zelenko & S Vaughan, Design and Ethics : Reflections on Practice, Routledge, pp. 129-142.
- Felton E, Collis C, Graham P, (2012) Making connections: creative industries networks in outer-suburban locations. In C Gibson, Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries, Routledge, pp. 57-70.
- Felton E, Collis C, (2012) Creativity and the Australian suburbs: the appeal of suburban localities for the creative industries workforce, Journal of Australian Studies, 36 (2), pp. 177-190.
- Felton E, (2012) Eat, drink and be civil: Sociability and the cafe, M/C Journal, 15 (2), pp. 1-2.
- Flew T, Gibson M, Felton E, Collis C, (2012) Creative suburbia : cultural research and suburban geographies [Introduction to Issue], International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15 (3), pp. 199-203.
- Felton E, (2011) Brisbane: Urban construction, suburban dreaming, M/C Journal, 14 (4), pp. 1-8.