Dr Ruari Elkington

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation


Personal details

Positions

Lecturer in Creative Industries
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation

Discipline

Film, Television and Digital Media

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BA (Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Dr Ruari Elkington is a Lecturer in Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Faculty. He completed his undergraduate degree in Film & TV with First Class Honours at QUT and received his PhD (The Education Market for Documentary Film: Digital Shifts in an Age of Content Abundance) through the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. He is strongly grounded in the industry context of film distribution with a focus on documentary content. Other research areas include digital screen content and cineliteracy. Ruari is a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow and an AMP Tomorrow Maker who in 2016 developed Altruistix, a social enterprise focussed on fundraising and audience building in the arts and culture sector. In 2018 Dr Elkington was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate new initiatives connecting Creative Industries students and online video creators in collaborative work.

Teaching

February 2016 - June 2016 Unit Coordinator & Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation TV and Film Text Analysis February 2016 - June 2016 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industry Unit Coordinator: Michael Dezuanni February 2016 - June 2016 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production Unit Coordinator: Jason Tolsher February 2016 - June 2016 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Introduction to Scriptwriting Unit Coordinator: Phoebe Hart September 2015 -December 2015 Lecturer & Unit Coordinator JMC Academy, Entertainment Industries Film & Television Production Management June 2015 - September 2015 Lecturer & Unit Coordinator JMC Academy, Film and Television Popular Culture June 2015 - September 2015 Lecturer & Unit Coordinator JMC Academy, Film and Television Screen & Genres June 2015 - September 2015 Lecturer & Unit Coordinator JMC Academy, Film and Television International Cinema February 2015 - June 2015 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production Unit Coordinator: Jason Tolsher February 2015 - June 2015 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industries Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri January 2015 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Contemporary Approaches to Documentary Unit Coordinator: Sean Maher July 2014 - November 2014 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Griffith Film School Screen Distribution Unit Coordinator: Sue Swinburne July 2014 - October 2014 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Documentary Theory & Practice Unit Coordinator: Dr Sean Maher 2013 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Film & TV Genres Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri 2013 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Film & TV History Unit Coordinator: Dr Peter Schembri 2013 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Documentary Theory & Practice Unit Coordinator:  Dr Sean Maher 2013 Tutor Queensland University of Technology, Film Screen and Animation Documentary Theory & Practice Unit Coordinator:  Dr Sean Maher 2011 Short Course Coordinator (Brisbane Office) Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) Manager: Alex Daw

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Ruari, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision