Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice

School of Communication

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre


Professor Robyn Mayes
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Dr Juliana Mclaughlin
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice


This project seeks to explore opportunities around the online presence of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA), working closely with BIMA to embed the outcomes of the project.

You will work as part of a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from creative industries and business, to explore internal (staff, processes and technical) and external (audience, stakeholders, partners) enablers to BIMA’s online presence.

In discussion with your supervisor, you will engage in a range of project activities, including but not limited to:

  • stakeholder engagement
  • qualitative data collection and analysis.

You'll do a short presentation at the end of your project to BIMA CEO, Jyi Lawton, and the project team.

This is suitable for Indigenous undergraduate students interested in applied research and working with an Indigenous-led community organisation.

Research activities

Work with the research project team on activities including:

  • stakeholder engagement
  • data collection through desktop and workshops
  • data analysis
  • presentation for BIMA as project community partner.


You'll support the project team to:

  • conduct research through participating in workshops with community partner
  • complete data analysis and identify key outcomes of research
  • propose and create innovative online and digital media strategies that can support future developments for a First Nations' Media network - in this case, the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA).

Skills and experience

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encourage to apply. Non-Indigenous students passionate about Indigenous Australian advancements will also be considered.



Contact the supervisor for more information.