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Dr Leesa Costello

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5459, Email: L.costello@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.510
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5459  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5449  
Email: L.costello@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.510  

 

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University .
  • Master of Business, Edith Cowan University, 2004 .
  • Bachelor of Business, Edith Cowan University, 2000 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Narratives in health communication - a multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen understanding of the roles and uses of narratives in conveying health information and changing health behaviours,  European Commission,  Marie Curie Actions - IRSES,  2013 - 2016,  $123,525.
  • Developing Guidelines for Integrating Social Networking Technologies and Professional Advice-Giving in Constructing an Online Community for Supporting Breast Cancer Survivors,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2009 - 2013,  $535,600.
  • Finding 30 in 9 to 5 (9305),  HBF Health Limited,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $27,675.
  • Construction of the subject as heart patient in the context of the gift economy,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2007 - 2010,  $278,768.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the School Drug Education and Road Aware Program 2008-2011,  School Drug Education and Road Aware,  Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $518,420.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Witney, C., Green, L., Costello, L., Bradshaw, V., (2013), Creativity in an online community as a response to the chaos of a breast cancer diagnosis. M/C Journal, 16(1), n/a.
  • Bradshaw, V., Witney, C., Green, L., Costello, L., (2012), Embodying knowledge of breast cancer in a disembodied community?. M/C Journal, 15(4), n/a, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/embody.
  • Green, L., Costello, L., Dare, J., (2010), Veganism, health expectancy, and the communication of sustainability. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 51-72, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Dyer, J., Costello, L., Martin, P., (2010), Social support online: Benefits and barriers to participation in an Internet support group for heart patients. The Australian Community Psychologist, 22(1), 48-63, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Green, L., Costello, L., (2009), Fractures between an online and offline community (and the ethical responses). International Journal of Web Based Communities, 5(3), 462-475, United Kingdom.

Conference Publications

  • Costello, L., Dare, J., Green, L., (2013), Sustaining online communities in the charitable health sector: how to keep a good thing going. Refereed Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, 17 p..
  • Dare, J., Costello, L., Green, L., (2013), Nutritional narratives: Examining perspectives on plant based diets in the context of dominant western discourse. Refereed Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, 13p.
  • Costello, L., Witney, C., Green, L., Bradshaw, V., (2012), Self-revelation in an online health community: Exploring issues around co-presence for vulnerable members. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Assocation (ANZCA) Conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, 12.
  • Costello, L., Green, L., (2012), Reflecting upon the challenges of building online community, or: "a techie's guide to the help dummies need'. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATaC) 2012, 359-371, Perth, Australia.
  • Witney, C., Green, L., Costello, L., Bradshaw, V., (2012), Building an online community in the context of an existing social network site. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication 2012 (CATAC), 270-283.

Creative Works

  • Wallace, R., Devine, A., Costello, L., Lo, J., (2013), SNAC - Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare. SNAC, ECU.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Socio-cultural Factors Influencing Male Involvement In Reproductive Health During Pregnancy, Childbirth And Postnatal Period In Rural Disctricts Of Malawi..
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