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Tara Brabazon Flinders University, Australia

Tara Brabazon is Professor of Media at the University of Brighton, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill's SOLSTICE CETL, and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA).

Previously, Tara has held academic positions in both Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. An outstanding teacher, she won six teaching awards, including the Australian National Teaching Award for the Humanities in 1998, along with others in the areas of disability and cultural studies. In 2005, Tara won both the Murdoch University Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year and the Teaching Excellence Award. In 2009 and she won the University of Brighton's Teaching Excellence Award, nominated by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She was a finalist for the 2005 Australian of the Year and also the 2005 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in the Community Service category. In 1999 and 2002, she was short-listed for the Western Australian Citizen of the Year.