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Dr Jocelyn Williams

Manager Te Puna Ako / Associate Professor
Te Puna Ako
Location: Building 115, Room 3030

Professional memberships

PRINZ (PR Institute of New Zealand)
ANZCA (Australian & New Zealand Communication Association)
Past President of ANZCA, 2008 - 2009

Profile

Armed with a BA, I completed a year's teacher training and launched into education - first stop, teaching 12 - 18 year olds at James Cook High School. There's always been something about making a difference with others - helping turn on the lights - that really motivates me. Highlights at Unitec include being Programme Director of the Bachelor of International Communication, leading it through to its re-accreditation as the Bachelor of Communication, and being Head of Department for Communication Studies. I've relished contributing to Unitec's evolution through this leadership work, as well as continuing to teach and research. I've collected a Master of Management and a PhD (2010) during this time. 

In 2014-2015 I was project lead for a media production project involving Unitec colleagues and students, and seven community-based groups, to co-create a series of programmes for broadcast on Sky TV. You can view "The Living Community" series at http://www.unitec.ac.nz/about-us/telling-stories-through-the-living-community.  

I also teach postgraduate "Communicating in Organisations", supervise research students and manage Communication internships.

Publications

Williams, J. E. (2016). Mapping community media impact: Iterative cycles, continuous review. Communication Research and Practice (Vol. epub).

Lee, A., (Producer), Clarke, S., (Director), Ingram, M., (Director), Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator), & Bridgman, G., (Researcher) (2015). The Living Community - Violence Free Waitakere: Banishing Bullying (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV, Sky Channel 83.

Lee, A., (Producer), Clarke, S., (Director), Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator), & Ingram, M., (Researcher) (2015). Reflections on The Living Community (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV: Sky Channel 83.

Lee, A., (Producer), Clarke, S., (Director), Ingram, M., (Director), Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator), Donaghey, S., (Researcher), & Berman, S., (Researcher) (2015). The Living Community - Help me tell my story: More than a war (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV: Sky Channel 83.

Lee, A., (Producer), Clarke, S., (Director), Ingram, M., (Director), & Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator) (2015). The Living Community - High Tech Youth Studio, and Avondale Community Action (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV: Sky Channel 83.

Lee, A., (Producer), Clarke, S., (Director), Ingram, M., (Director), & Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator) (2015). The Living Community - CUE Haven (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV: Sky Channel 83.

Lee, A., (Producer), Ingram, M., (Director), Williams, J.E., (Chief Investigator), & Williams, M., (Writer) (2015). The Living Community - The Rosebank Art Walk (Documentary). New Zealand, Face TV: Sky Channel 83.

Rickard, S., & Williams, J. E. (2015). Who are middle adult consumers? A glimpse of middle adults as consumers and as students of life-long learning about digital communication technologies. Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference:Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Williams, J. E. (2015). Communities creating content:"Let's work together and do something which is going to outlast us". Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Williams, J. E. (2014). New Zealand online: What's happened to our Digital Strategy? Communication issues in Aotearoa New Zealand: A collection of research essays, Auckland, New Zealand: Epress Unitec.

Williams, J.E., Bhat, R., Bridgman, G., Donaghey, S., Saifoloi, M., Williams, M., and Woodruffe, P. (2014). Linking the spaces between: An interdisciplinary media content production project for community engagement. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference: The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Swinburne University, Melbourne, 9-11 July.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2948

Williams, J.E. (2013). Social cohesion and free home internet in New Zealand. In A. Abdelaal (Ed.), Social and economic effects of community wireless networks and infrastructures. Hershey, Philadelphia: IGI Global, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2997-4.ch008.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2929

Williams, J.E. (2012). Social media and sociability among late adopter internet users: Community stories. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference, "Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century", Adelaide, 4-6 July.

Williams, J.E. (2011). In their own words: A case for digital storytelling. In L. Stillman, T. Denison & R. French (Eds.). CIRN Community Informatics Conference - To measure or not to measure: That is the question. Monash Centre, Prato, Italy.

Craig, B., and Williams, J. (2011). Research informing practice: Toward effective engagement in community ICT in New Zealand. Journal of Community Informatics Special Issue: Research in Action: Linking Communities and Universities (Vol. 7 (3)).

Williams, J. (2010). Researching community informatics. Department of Communication Studies staff and students, Unitec New Zealand, Auckland.

Williams, J. (2010). Resources in unexpected places: Social cohesion and community internet. L. Stillman & R. Gomez (eds), Vision and Reality in Community Informatics. CIRN-DIAC Conference Proceedings.

Williams, J. (2010). The role of opinion leaders in community internet: Connecting people, creating cohesion. Media, Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association 2010 conference, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. 7 - 9 July.

Williams, J. (2010). Resources in unexpected places: Social cohesion and successful community internet. Vision and Reality in Community Informatics: Community Informatics Research Network annual conference, Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University, Prato, Italy.

Williams, J. (2009). Connecting people: Investigating a relationship between internet access and social cohesion in local community settings. (Vol. Doctor of Philosophy thesis).

Williams, J., and Ward, P. (2009). Classroom 2.0: Is convenience the primary value in digital learning? Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 8 - 10 July.

Williams, J. (2009). ANZCA News. Media International Australia (Vol. 132).

Williams, J. (2009). ANZCA News. Media International Australia (Vol. 131).

Williams, J. (2009). ANZCA News. Media International Australia (Vol. 130).

Williams, J. (2008). ANZCA News. Media International Australia (MIA) (Vol. 129).

Williams, J., and Thompson, P. (2008). Submission to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on Digital Strategy 2.0. Digital Strategy 2.0, Retrieved September, 2010, from http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/StandardSummary____44667.aspx.

Williams, J. (2008). The place-orientated process of sustainable community internet. Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference (IR 9.0): Rethinking community, rethinking place, 16 - 19 October, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Williams, J., and Thompson, P. (2008). Digital strategy 2.0: Political software or visionary upgrade? Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference: Power and Place. Duxton Hotel, Wellington, 9 - 11 July.

Williams, J. (2007). The digital native, the digital naive, and the digital divide - tired metaphors that have had their day? New Zealand Communication Association 19th National Annual Conference, 5 - 7 December, Napier, NZ.

Williams, J. (2007). Sustainability and community ICT: Issues overcome by participation. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference: Communication, Civics, Industry, Melbourne Law School, 5 - 7 July, Melbourne.

Williams, J.E. (2007). Sustainability and community ICT: Issues overcome by participation. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference: Communication, Civics, Industry, Melbourne Law School.

Williams, J. (2006). The paradox of connection: What pulls the plug on household ICTs? Australian and New Zealand Communication Association annual conference: Empowerment, creativity and innovation - Challenging media and communications in the 21st century (ed. C. Anyanwu, online), Discipline of Media, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, 5 - 7 July.

Williams, J.E. (2006). The paradox of connection: What pulls the plug on household ICTs? In C. Anyanwu (Ed.). Australian and New Zealand Communication Association annual conference: Empowerment, creativity and innovation - Challenging media and communications in the 21st century, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Williams, J.E., Sligo, F.X., and Wallace, C. (2006). Free internet as an agent of community transformation. Journal of Community Informatics (Vol. 2 (1)).

Williams, J.E. (2005). Household life and social use of the internet. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference - Communication at Work: Showcasing Communication Scholarship, In C. Mills & Matheson, D., (Eds), Refereed Proceedings, ISBN 0-473-10194-7, available at http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/2005-conf/2005-conf-p2.html, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.

Williams, J.E., Sligo, F.X., and Wallace, C. (2004). What a difference IT makes? The internet in the everyday lives of new user families. Paper presented at the "Making a Difference" annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), University of Sydney, July 7-9.

Sligo, F.X., and Williams, J.E. (2002). Beyond the digital divide: Re-assessing knowledge gaps. ANZCA Annual Conference: Communication Reconstructed for the 21st Century, Bond University, Queensland.

Williams, J.E. (2001). The process of knowledge acquisition through interpersonal communication in the "Parents As First Teachers" programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.

Williams, J.E., Comrie, M.A., and Sligo, F.X. (2001). Walking the path with new parents: Information provider interaction to foster change. National Social Policy Conference: Competing Visions, 4-6 July, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Vol. SPRC Report 1/02).