Dr Teresa Swist


Dr Teresa SwirskiTeresa Swist is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society. She is part of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre's Safe and Well Online (opens in a new window)Project (researching social communications in the promotion of young people's safety and wellbeing). Teresa's doctoral thesis 'Becoming a creative practitioner in a complex society: Fostering a capability approach in higher education pedagogy' explored student, academic and professional perspectives of creativity from a social-ecological perspective. Her research interests span the interplay of knowledge, cultural and creative practices and unfolding discursive-material relations. Teresa has a background in secondary school teaching and management, as well as higher education professional development.

Qualifications

PhD, 2012, Macquarie University

MEd, 2006, Deakin University

DipEd, 1999, University of New South Wales

Postgraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, 2010, Macquarie University

Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, 2007, University of Sydney

BA, 1995, Charles Sturt University

Research Areas

Social change, methodologies, digital culture, pedagogy and creativity. 

Honours and Awards

2015: Western Sydney University Research Excellence through Partnership award: Safe and Well Online team (with Dr Philippa Collin)

2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Charles Sturt University

2008-2011: Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship

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Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Swirski, T 2013, 'Third-generation creativity: unfolding a social-ecological imagination' (opens in a new window), in MA Peters & T Besley (eds), The creative university, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Boston & Taipei, pp. 145-60.

Higgs, J, Patton, N, Simpson, MD & Swirski, T 2013, 'Workplace learning in rural and remote areas: challenges and innovative strategies', in S Loftus (ed.), Educating health professionals (opens in a new window), Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Boston & Taipei, pp. 211-23.

Swirski, T 2013, 'Towards the "digital creativity of action"', in KC Lee (ed.), Digital creativity: individuals, groups, and organizations, integrated series in information systems (opens in a new window), Springer, New York, pp. 139-50.

Journal Articles

Swist, T, Hodge, B & Collin, P 2016, '"Cultural making": how complexity and power relations are modulated in transdisciplinary research' (opens in a new window), Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, DOI:10.1080/10304312.2016.1186606.

Swist, T & Kuswara, A 2016, 'Place-making in higher education: co-creating engagement and knowledge practices in the networked age' (opens in a new window), Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 100-114.

Collin, P & Swist, T 2016, 'From products to publics? The potential of participatory design for research on youth, safety and well-being' (opens in a new window), Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 305-318. 

Uusimaki, L & Swirski, T 2014, 'Cross-cultural "distance", "friction" and "flow": exploring the experiences of pre-service teachers on international practicum', Asia Pacific Journal of Education.  

Swirski, T 2013, 'Lines of affect and performativity: singing the body electric-politic in qualitative research', Cultural Studies<->Critical Methodologies, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 347-52.

Simpson, MD & Swirski, T 2012, 'Re-imagining work-integrated learning through "slow innovation in higher education"' (opens in a new window), Asia-Pacific Journal of Co-operative Education, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 239-53.

Saltmarsh, S & Swirski, T 2010, '"Pawns and prawns": international academics' observations on their transition to working in an Australian university' (opens in a new window), Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 291-301.

Other Publications

Swist, T, Collin, P, McCormack, J & Third, A 2015, 'Social media and the wellbeing of children and young people: a literature review' (opens in a new window)(PDF, 520KB). Prepared for the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Perth.   

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Barnes, A, Collin, P, Swist, T, Drennan, J, Scrimgeour, M & Razzell, M 2015, 'Appreciate A Mate': helping others to feel good about themselves, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne.  

Katz, I, Keeley, M, Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Synthesis report (opens in a new window).  Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T, Keeley, M, Katz, I, Collin, P, Daly, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Part C ‒ An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix D (opens in a new window). Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T, Keeley, M, Katz, I, Collin, P, Daly, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Part C ‒ An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix C (opens in a new window).  Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T, Keeley, M, Katz, I, Collin, P, Daly, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Part C ‒ An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix B.  Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T, Keeley, M, Katz, I, Collin, P, Daly, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Part C ‒ An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix A (opens in a new window).  Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Spears, B, Taddeo, C, Swirski, T, Keeley, M, Katz, I, Collin, P, Daly, T & Bates, S 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Part C ‒ An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying (opens in a new window).  Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney.

Swirski, T 2013, 'Book review: Shelter: where Harvard meets the homeless'  (opens in a new window), Higher Education Research and Development Society Australasia , vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1055-57.

Cameron, F & Swirski, T 2011, '"Hot science, global citizens": museums as reflexive and creative agents for climate change interventions', Museums Australia Magazine, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 37-38.

Swirski, T 2012, 'Book review: Communications policy: theories and issues', Media International Australia, no. 143, pp. 181-82. 

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Selected Presentations

Swist, T 2015, 'An unquiet, public pedagogy: climate change and the call to thinking-feeling arms', Philosophy of Education Society Australasia, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Swirski, T 2012, 'Movement, mindfulness and otherwise than being: exploring liminality in educational practices', Philosophy of Education Society Australasia, National Chiayi University, Taiwan.

Swirski, T 2012, 'Third-generation creativity', The creative university, University of Waikato.

Swirski, T 2012, 'Imagining, improvising and innovating: the complexity of creativity informing practices of digital textuality', The annual book: logic symposium, University of Western Australia.

Swirski, T 2010, 'Creativity in higher education', 3rd annual World Universities forum, Switzerland.

Swirski, T 2009, 'Knowledge interaction in higher education', UNESCO sub-regional preparatory conference for the 2009 world conference on higher education, Macau.

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Professional Membership

Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

Contact

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