About

Dr Liz Tynan is senior lecturer and co-ordinator of the professional development program at the JCU Graduate Research School.  She teaches academic writing and critical thinking skills to postgraduate students and has particular responsibility for convening the Skills for International Postgraduates (SKIP) program and the Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA) program. She also has an adjunct senior lecturer appointment at the College of Arts, Society and Education.

She is a former journalism academic with a background in both print and electronic media, specialising in science writing and editing. She worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a reporter and subeditor, and was later Sydney correspondent for New Scientist.

She is co-author of the Oxford University Press textbook Media and Journalism: New Approaches to Theory and Practice, now in its third edition.  She is also co-author and co-ordinating editor of the OUP text, Communication for Business, released in October 2013.  This textbook won best Tertiary (Wholly Australian): Teaching and Learning Resource in the Australian Publishing Association Educational Awards in September 2014.

Her PhD in science communication from the Australian National University examined aspects of the British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. Her book titled Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story is published by NewSouth Publishing.  https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/atomic-thunder/

Atomic Thunder won the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Australia Prize for a Book on 10 October 2017.

To listen to Conversations on ABC radio on the book, go to http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2016/08/09/4515140.htm

To listen to a Classic FM interview on the book, go to:  http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/201819731/atomic-thunder-the-maralinga-story

Interests
Research
  • Academic writing, particularly in relation to research students from a Non-English Speaking Background. Science communication and science journalism. British nuclear tests in Australia (particularly at Maralinga)
Experience
  • 2006 to 2008 - Lecturer in Journalism, JCU (Townsville)
  • 2001 to 2006 - Lecturer in Journalism, University of Tasmania (Hobart)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Lecturer in Journalism, JCU (Townsville)
Publications

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Journal Articles
Books
Other research outputs
  • Bainbridge J, Beasley C and Tynan L (2015) The digital and social media environment. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 65-92
  • Goc N and Tynan L (2015) Ethics in communication. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 382-404
  • Tynan L (2015) Specialist reporting: doing the rounds. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 351-364
  • Tynan L (2015) Subediting, news language and convention. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 330-350
  • Tynan L (2015) The elements of writing. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 308-329
  • Tynan L (2015) Broadcast news: keep it simple. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 294-307
  • Tynan L (2015) Public relations: spin cycle. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 164-180
  • Tynan L (2015) Radio: the tribal drum. In: Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 110-124
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 24+ research outputs authored by Dr Elizabeth Tynan from 2010 onwards.

Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • The role of anthropomorphised flagship species in motivating community involvement in wildlife conservation. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The art of translating science: Optimising environmental science communication through business and for business (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
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  • 1 collaboration
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  • 17.028A, Faculty of Science & Engineering (Townsville campus)
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