Associate Professor Margaret Peters
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences|
|School/Unit:||Education Arts and Social Sciences Divisional Office|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 24059|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 24395|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Margaret.Peters|
|(Margaret Peters is currently on leave - last day on leave is Wednesday, 30 April 2014)|
Louise Barnes, Div EAS Research Development Coordinator: +61 8 8302 4038
Liz Blackmore, Div EAS Research Project Officer +61 8 302 4372:
Mary Szabo, Research Admin Officer/PA 0.5 Fraction Time: +61 8 302 4044
I am currently on leave until April 30, 2014 having been the Dean: Research & Research Education in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EAS) for the last six years. From April 2011 to December 2011, inclusive, I was also the 0.5 acting Director of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. Previously I was seconded to Chancellery as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: Academic from July 31st 2009 to February 8th 2010.
I am an Associate Professor in organisational communication and behaviour, whose research revolves around analyses of discourse, power and gendered organising. I am a Key Researcher in the Hawke Research Institute (HRI) and a previous Director of the Research Centre for Gender Studies within HRI.
I am a recipient/co-recipient of 4 Australian Research Council (ARC Category 1) grants, since 2001; 1 Category 2 grant; 1 International Category 3 grant; an Australian Technology Network (ATN Universities) Consortium bid grant; and numerous internal grants.
I also have a successful track record in winning internal Teaching and Learning Grants and I am a co recipient of a 2010 (for 2011) ALTC grant LE10-1724 'Teaching and Learning: The Role of Acdemic Boards.' I am a previous recipient of a University of South Australia Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award. I have had extensive involvement in the School of Communication where I have taught in a number of courses revolving around organisational communications and cultures; particularly in relation to organisations, work, youth, gender, discourse analysis, and in creative industries and ethics. I have coordinated the applied industry placements and internships. Until my appointment as Dean (to 2013), I was the Honours PD for the Communication, Media, and Culture strand in Communication Studies. From 1996- 2007, I also developed and taught intensive Masters courses in organisational communication management in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
In 2009-2010 I was one of two senior UniSA staff nominated to take part in an Australia wide Research Leadership Forum , a leadership development program run by Ethos Australia. I was an inaugural participant in the University's competitive Research Leadership Program for 2007-2008. I was one of 3 UniSA researchers nominated to take part in the ATN WEXDEV Senior Women Researchers program in 2008. In 2008 I was the Chair of the Implementation Working Party for the Review of Honours at both the divisional level and across the university. Amongst my many committees, I am currently a member of the Research Degrees Commitee (RDC), Research Policy Commitee (RPC),EAS Divisional Board, the Hawke Research Institute Steering Committee, the Publications Data Collection Committee, and the University's Gender Equity Steering Group. For many years, I was the Humanities elected representative on the Human Research Ethics Commitee (HREC) for the university. I Chair the EAS Divisional Research Management Commitee and Chair the EAS Paid Education Program (PEP) Committee. I have been a long term elected member of Academic Board, representing Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. I was elected Chair of Academic Board (2009-2010) and a member of the University's Council (2009-2010). As (Acting) Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic I Chaired the university's Academic Policy and Program Review Commitee (APPRC), the T&L Commitee (TALC), and various internal and external/UniSA commitees.
I am a co-author of the monograph Youth, Music and Creative Cultures: Playing for Life (London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011)and I am co editor of Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community, Identity(Ashgate 2008). My paper, "The Organised Self: Managing Time, Space, Work and Life in the Ever-Present", was in the Top Three Papers Panel in the Organizational Communication Discipline strand at the 58th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference "Communicating Social Impact" Montreal, Canada, 22-26 May 2008. I am the on-going Chair of the ICA award for communication research which has a direct community impact.
I have been a supported university researcher since 2003. Recent and current research projects are: 2010 (for 2011) ALTC Grant LE10-1724 'Teaching and Learning: The Role of Acdemic Boards'. With Professor Tricia Vilkinis.
• 2008 International Canada Asia Pacific Award, with Dr Joy Chia, for "Engaging Communities: An Australian-Canadian study of organisational social capital initiatives and the effects on employee commitment and retention." ( One of two only awarded in the Australasian/Pacific region.)
• 2007-2008 Australian Research Council Nationally Competitive Grant ARC Linkage project (Project ID: LP 0562285) Early Intervention in stopping gendered violence: developing an evidence based intervention program for young men using violence against their girlfriends. CI1 with PIs Chung and O'Leary and APAI Hand.
• 2003-2005 ARC Discovery Grant, [Project ID: DP 0345917] Playing for life: the everyday music practices of marginalised youth as strategic pathways to agency, employment and socio-economic inclusion. $375,000. With co CI's Bloustien and Homan
• 2004-2005 ARC Discovery Grant, International Linkage Fellowship [Project ID: LX0560412] for on-site German-Australian collaboration for “Playing for Life” project. $81,144. With co-CI Bloustien, and Cohen (Fellow)
• 2001-2003 ARC SPIRT Grant, [Project ID: C 0017356] Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures. $136,000 plus industry contribution of $179,000. CI 2 with Ross-Smith (UTS)
Other National Competitive Grants:
Australian Technology Network (ATN) Universities Challenge
• 2005-2006 ATN Seed Funding Grant. $50,000. With partner investigators in all 5 Australian Technology Un “Community Networks: communication as a source of sustainability in global Australia.”
• My specific project: Professional Asian Women in Australia-Managing Diversity in the Workplace Project. Westpac- industry partner.
University of South Australia Competitive Grants:
• 2007 - UniSA Hawke Research Institute Competitive Research Grant. “Managing Trust: Shareholders as Stakeholders and their impact on Corporate Communications.” CI1 with Chia.
• 2005 - UniSA Divisional Funding Research Grant. "Un-mixing the message; an exploration of the principles and practicalities of corporate codifications of ethics and the implications for public communication". CI1 with Chia, Richards, and Provis.
• 2005 - UniSA ARC Linkage-Project Development Incentive Scheme (LPDIS) Engaging Communities: contextualising the arts and media practices of Indigenous and marginalised young people’s pathways to social inclusion. With Bloustien.
• 2004 - UniSA ARC Linkage-Project Development Incentive Scheme (LPDIS) Making Tracks: arts and media practices as pathways to social inclusion for Indigenous and marginalised young people. With Bloustien.
• 2004 - UniSA Cross-divisional Collaborative Research Grant. Making tracks: an investigation of youth arts and media in fringe, rural and regional sites in South Australia with a specific focus on indigenous youth. $35,000. With Bloustien.
- discourse analysis
- gendered communications
- qualitative research methods
- organisational communication
- youth cultures
- applied ethics
- women, work and organisation
- Creative Industries and Ethics
- Communications and Organisations
- Internship in Communication, Media and Culture
|COMM 3014||Communication Practicum 2|
|COMM 5032||Researching Communication in the Organisational Context|
(This course is not currently being taught)
|COMM 2041||Creative Industries and Ethics|
|COMM 3043||Internship in Communication, Media and Culture|
ANZAM-Australian New Zealand Academy of Management
WCA- World Communications Association
EGOS- European Group of Organizational Studies
ECSA-Ethics Centre of South Australia
ICA-International Communication Association
Council of the University of South Australia, 2009-2010
Doctor of Philosophy: Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Adelaide.1992
Bachelor of Education (Post-Graduate): University of Adelaide.1985
Bachelor of Education: (Applied Language Studies), Flinders University of South Australia) 1980
Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration: University of Adelaide, (Adelaide Campus)1977
Diploma of Teaching. (Primary) S.A.C.A.E.1974
- Socio-economic impacts of globalisation and postmodernism on national and multinational public and private corporations
- Research reconceptualisations of 'Western' and 'Asian' management paradigms, particularly knowledge management, and the impact on senior women executives
- Organisational communication, power, politics and ethics
- Sociolinguistics and cross cultural communication
- Youth cultures
- Gender, work and organisations
- Work/Life balance
- Media ethics
Bloustien, G & Peters, M. (2011) Youth, Music and Creative Cultures: Playing for Life. London: Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230200586. 312 pages.
Bloustien, G, Peters, M. & Luckman, S. eds (2008) Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community, Identity. Hampshire: UK Ashgate ISBN-10: 0754657213; ISBN-13: 978-0754657217
Peters, M. (2008) Introduction to Part 1. Shifting Contexts-an historical overview from cultural to creative industries. In Bloustien, G., Peters, M., and Luckman, S. [eds] Sonic Synergies: Music, Identity, Technology, and Community. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate. 3-5
Peters, M. (2008) "Risky economies: community based organisations and the music making of marginalised youth." In Bloustien, G., Peters, M., and Luckman, S. (eds) Sonic Synergies: Music, Identity, Technology, and Community. Aldershot: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. 169-184
Bloustien, G, Luckman, S & Peters, M. (2008) "Introduction: 'Be not afeard; the Isle is Full of Noises:' Reflections on the Synergies of Music in the Creative Knowledge Economy." In Bloustien, G., Peters, M., and Luckman, S. (eds) Sonic Synergies: Music, Identity, Technology and Community. Aldershot: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. xxi-xxviii
REFERREED JOURNAL ARTICLES/REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS: Chia, J and Peters, M.(2010) "Social capital initiatives: Employees and communication Managers leading the way?" in Journal of Promotion Management: innovations in planning and applied research. Vol 16, Numbers 1-2. January -June 2010. ISSN: 1049-6491. pp, 201-216.
Hand, T., Chung, D. & Peters, M. (2009) “The Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Coerce and Control in Domestic Violence and Following Separation” Stakeholder Paper 6, Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Sydney, 2009, January
Chia, J & Peters, M. (2008) “Employee engagement in organisations’ social capital. Does public relations have a role?” Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, 2008, December
Peters, M. (2008) “The organized ‘self’: managing time, space, work and life in the ever present.” Paper presented at the Conference for International Communication Association, Communicating for Social Impact. Montreal, Canada. May 22-26. Discipline Chair: Professor Dennis Mumby Paper selected for the ‘Top Three Panel’ in the Organizational Communication Discipline.
Hand, T; Chung, D and Peters, M. (2008) “Domestic Violence Perpetrators Abuse of Information and Communication Technologies.” 7th Global Conference: Violence and Contexts of Hostility Conference. 5-7 May, 2008. Budapest, Hungary.
Mirandilla, K, Chia, J and Peters, M. (2008) “Decision-making in the Crisis Cycle: The need for research and better organisational understanding.” ANZCA Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, May 22-26. Accepted for publication in Conference Proceedings. ISSN 1179-0199
Roberts, A., and Peters, M. (2007). “Easy communication-difficult management.” Paper presented at the World Communication Association Conference, Brisbane. QUT. July 27-31. 2007 Published in Conference Proceedings. ISBN 978-0-646-48320-7
Lane, K; Reiger, K and Peters, M. “Changing the dance steps in Australian maternity hospitals: professions, power and performance.” Full paper presented at the 23rd European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Wirtschafts Universitat Vienna, Austria. July 5-7 2007. Under Review Journal of Organisation Studies
Peters, M. (2006) “Managing Women? The Impact of Work Intensification and Increasing Emotional Labour on the Organisational Culture and Identity of Senior Women Academics and General Staff” 2006 Australian Technology Network Women’s Executive Development Conference “Change in Climate? Prospects for Gender Equity in Universities Conference” Adelaide: April 11, 2006.
Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A., and Peters, M. (2006) “Gendered Cultural Processes: Senior Executive Women, Decision-Making and Organisational Change” in Special Edition of The Journal of Social Policy, University of Sydney, May
Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2005) "Not doable Jobs!” Exploring senior women's attitudes to academic leadership roles” Women's Studies International Forum, 28 (2005) Elsevier ,163-180
Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C. and Peters, M. (2005) "Watch out here comes feeling!" Women executives and emotion work” in The International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, Vol.1, No.1.
Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A., and Peters, M. (2005) “Gendered Cultural Processes: Senior Executive Women, Decision-Making and Organisational Change” an invited paper for the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia funded workshop: Reinventing Gender Equality And The Political. The University of Sydney 29-30 September.
Peters, M. (2005) “Re-imagining Communities: Community based organisations and youth agency,” in the proceedings of Post-Colonial Distances: The Study of Popular Music Canada and Australia, IASPM-Canada/Memorial University/Macquarie University, St John’s Newfoundland, Canada, June.
Peters, M. (2004) “Experiential Communities: Music making of Marginalised Youth in Community based organisations.”. Paper presented at the National Conference on Research and Social Inclusion: Mobile Boundaries/Rigid Worlds. Macquarie University, 27-28 September.
Ross-Smith., A Chesterman, C., & Peters, M. (2004) "Instinctively Collaborative: Are women executives Changing the Cultures of Senior Management?" Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Dunedin, University of Otago. New Zealand. December (CD Rom)
Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A. & Peters, M., (2004). "Putting their hands up: how to bring women into university management and support them there", Paper presented at the National Tertiary Education Union Women’s Conference, Melbourne. 10 July
Chesterman, C., Ross-Smith, A. & Peters, M. (2004) "They made a demonstrable difference: senior women’s efforts to redefine higher education management Paper presented at Australian Higher Educational Industrial Association Conference, Adelaide. 26 March
Peters, M. & Bloustien, G. (2004) “Play as life: youth cultural practices” in YACSA (Youth Arts Council of South Australia), February.
Ross-Smith, A., Peters, M., and Chesterman, C. (2004) “Watch out, here comes feeling! Women executives and emotion work” in the Proceedings European Academy of Management.
Peters, M., Ross-Smith A. & Chesterman, C. (2003) “The Paradox of power and resistance: exploring women's ambivalence in executive management roles.” Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference Gender, Work and Organisations. The University of Keele, UK, June. 25-27
Ross-Smith, A., Chesterman, C., and Peters, M. (2003) “Getting there and staying there: Identifying the characteristics of organisational cultures that keep women in academic leadership roles”, McGill Journal of Education. Special Edition On Gender Issues in Commonwealth Higher Education 38 (3): 421-436.
Peters, M., Ross-Smith, A. & Chesterman, and C. (2003) “Merit, Motherhood, and other Masculinist Myths: the contradictory experiences of executive women in corporate cultures.” Paper presented at the Third Critical Management Conference. Lancaster University. UK. July
Chesterman, C., Peters, M, and Ross-Smith, A (2003) “Soaring Above the Ceiling: Are the cultures of management in higher education changed when women reach senior management?” Paper presented at the 3rd International Management Conference on Women in Higher Education. Genoa, Italy. April 13-16.University of Genoa in cooperation with the European Network for Gender Equality in Higher education.
Bloustien, G. & Peters, M. (2003). “Playing for Life: New approaches to researching youth and their music practices” in Youth Studies Australia, vol. 22, no. 2, June, pp. 32-39.
Peters, M., Ross-Smith, A and Chesterman, C. (2002) “Transforming Cultures: The impact of diversity in senior management.” Published in The Proceedings of the 11th International Women in Leadership Conference. Edith Cowan University. Perth. pp. 103-113
Peters, M. (2000) “Diversity and Difference: Significations of the "postmodern" "global" organisation of the Twenty First Century” in The Proceedings of the Managing in Asia Conference. Singapore. pp. 111-119
Peters, M. (1999) “Re-thinking the 'real': cultural diversity and corporate objectives” in Volume 1: Proceedings of: The Winds 0f Change, Women and the Culture of Universities Conference. International conference on Women and the Culture of Universities. UTS. Sydney. pp 166-172.
Peters, M. (1998) “A paradigmatic shift: Communication in the workplace” in proceedings of the National Professional Education Practice. Adelaide. pp. 78-83.
Peters, M. 1996. “Removing Pests and Weeds from the Moral Landscape: The School Playground” in the Proceedings of the Australian New Zealand History of Education Society, 26th Annual Conference. Volume 2: Childhood Citizenship and Culture. pp. 521-547
Peters, M., McCulloch, D., Della Flora, J., Gustavson, C. and Schulz, L. (1996) with Introduction to Women and Leadership Program Report. University of South Australia
Peters, M. (1995), “The Organisation's Hook: The Culture of Contracted Labour and Its Impact on University Teaching and Research” in proceedings of the Women, Culture and Universities: A Chilly Climate? Conference. UTS. Sydney. Volume 1. pp. 92-115
Peters, M. (1995) “Gender as a Feminist research category - Name calling in fragile worlds of "postisms"” in the Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Culture Association.
Peters, M. (1994) “Boys' Whistle, Girls' Sing: Schoolgrounds” in Loisir & Societe: Society and Leisure. Play: A Reflection of Society. Spring, Vol 17, No.1, Trois Rivieres: Quebec, Canada. pp. 221-239
Peters, M. (1994) “Embodied Play.”, in Proceedings of the World Play Conference. University of Melbourne.
Peters, M. (1993) “Playing with/for power” in proceedings of Issues in Australian Childhood Conference. QUT. Brisbane.
Peters, M.P., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A (2004) “Senior Women Executives and the Cultures of Management: a brief cross-comparison of public, private and higher education organisations.” Report to AMP, Westpac, SA Public Sector, WA Public Sector, NSW Public Sector, Victorian Public Sector, Queensland Public Sector, and the ATN Universities.
Peters, M.P., Chesterman, C. and Ross-Smith, A. (2004a) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to AMP.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2004b) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to Westpac.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2004c) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: An investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the NSW Public Service.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2003a) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: An investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the Australian Technology Network Universities.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2003b) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: An investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the Victorian Public Service.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2003c) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the Queensland Public Service.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2003d) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the South Australian Public Service.
Chesterman, C., Peters, M.P and Ross-Smith, A. (2003e) “Women Executives in Australian Organisations: an investigation of their role in the transformation and maintenance of managerial cultures.” Report to the Western Australian Public Service.
Gender, Work and Organisation: GWO Vol 12 Issue 6. November 2005.
Australian Journalism Review, 2003-current.
Australian New Zealand Academy of Management, 2004-2006.
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
Discipline: Communication Studies, Journalism, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture
- gender, work and organisations
- organisational communications
- language and gender
- community based organisations
- applied ethics and professional practice
- youth cultures
|Organisation Name:||Philospher's cafe-Community based discussions/seminars|
|Level of involvement:||Consultant / advisor|
Recently completed HDR supervisions:
Jane Hiscock "Capturing a process: A cultural analysis of units in a changing university.1993-1995" (Associate Supervisor) 2002
Deborah Churchman (Principal Supervisor)"Constructing Academia in a Post Dawkins Institution." 2004
Helen Martin (Co-Supervisor)"Do we get the picture? A study of preschool visual media, their narrative commonalities and children's responses to them." 2005
Mariana Yusoff (Principal) " Oral presentations: Malaysian engineering students in industrial worksites ." 2010
Kathryn Bowd (Co-Principal)"Voices of the people: notions of community and Australian country newspapers." 2011
Simon Behenna (Co- Principal) D Com "Writing to the new: innovative communication strategies of a multi-campus University". 2012
Kate Mirandilla, Donald Dyer Scholar and President's Scholar (Co-Principal) "Sensemaking of public relations in organisational crisis decison-making". 2013
Ron Hoenig (Co-Principal) "Australia's media treatment of asylum seekers." 2013
Current Ph D supervision:
Tammy Hand, APA (co-supervisor)"Young people and heterosexual dating processes." Submitting 2013
Andrea Roberts (Principal)" Financial trading as a new form of women's work." Submitting 2014
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