Dr Leesa Costello
Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5459, Email: L.email@example.com, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.510
Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University .
Master of Business, Edith Cowan University, 2004 .
Bachelor of Business, Edith Cowan University, 2000 .
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,
Marie Curie Actions - IRSES,
2013 - 2016, $123,525.
SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres.,
Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),
Healthway - Research Starter Grant,
2014 - 2015, $28,216.
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,
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,
2008 - 2011, $518,420.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
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), 1-7.
Bradshaw, V., Witney, C., Green, L., Costello, L., (2012), Embodying knowledge of breast cancer in a disembodied community?. M/C Journal, 15(4), online, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/embody.
Dyer, J., Costello, L., Martin, P., (2010), Social support online: Benefits and barriers to participation in an Internet support group for heart patients. Australian Community Psychologist, 22(1), 48-63, Melbourne, Australia.
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.
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., Perth, WA.
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, Perth, WA.
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, St Lucia, QLD.
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, Perth, WA.
Wallace, R., Devine, A., Costello, L., Lo, J., (2013), SNAC - Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare. SNAC, ECU.
Research Student Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy, Socio-cultural Factors Influencing Male Involvement In Reproductive Health During Pregnancy, Childbirth And Postnatal Period In Rural Disctricts Of Malawi..