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Trish Campbell Ph.D.

Discipline/Program
Humanities & Social Sciences
Communications
Phone
403.342.3180
Biography

Trish’s research focuses on the social context of technology and public understanding of science, particularly biomedicine. Her interdisciplinary research combines approaches from media and communication studies and science and technology studies to address issues surrounding the public negotiation of expertise and practices of knowledge production and sharing. Her scholarship of teaching and learning interests include investigating the potential of new media as learning tools and exploring the practical implications of theories of embodied and collective knowledge. She has worked as a technical writer and editor.

Education

Ph.D. (Communication and Media Studies), University of Calgary
M.A. (Communication Studies), McGill University
B.A. (Honours English), University of Alberta  

Main Areas of Teaching

Communication theory; communications history; new media, technology and society; film art; workplace and technical writing.

Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications:

  • Campbell, P. & Pallister, K. (2019). “You can’t rewrite the past:” Analog and digital communications technology in 13 Reasons Why. In K. Pallister (Ed.), Netflix nostalgia: Streaming the past on demand, pp. 203-218. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Campbell, P. (2018). Making sense of the abortion pill: A sociotechnical analysis of RU486 in Canada, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2018.1426996
  • Campbell, P. (2011). “Boundaries and risk: Media framing of assisted reproductive technologies and older mothers.” Social Science and Medicine, 72, 265-272.

Conference Presentations:

  • Campbell, P. (July, 2018). Embodiment and (self)care practices: How injured runners negotiate medical expertise online. Presentation at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology annual meeting, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Campbell, P. (September, 2017). Making sense of the abortion pill: A historical sociotechnical analysis of RU486 in Canada. Presentation at the Society for the Social Study of Science annual meeting in Boston, MA.
  • Campbell, P. (April, 2017). “Seeing Michael Phelps’ red spots: How Olympic television coverage took a CAM practice public.” Presentation at the Popular Culture Association national conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Campbell, P. (August, 2016). “Reflexivity, tinkering, and good care: How CAM expertise is negotiated in runners’ self-care practices. Presentation at the Social Study of Science annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Campbell, P. (May, 2016). “Engaging Students Through New Media Projects.” Presentation at the University of British Columbia Okanagan 12th Annual Learning Conference, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.
  • Campbell, P. (March, 2016). “Branding and Higher Education: A Marriage of Ambivalence.” Presentation at the Popular Culture Association National Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Campbell, P. (July, 2015). “Public participation and self-care practices: How runners negotiate medical expertise.” Presentation at the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers Annual Meeting, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal.
  • Campbell, P. (August, 2014). “Public participation and self-care practices: How runners negotiate medical expertise.” Presentation at the joint 4S/ESOCITE, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Campbell, P. (April, 2014). “Running Mania:  The relationship between medical expertise and lay expertise in online social knowledge production.” Presentation at the 2014 Popular Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Community Involvement:
President, Yoga Alliance of Red Deer, 2002-2014

Current Research:

  • Laypersons’ negotiation of medical expertise in (self)care practices
  • Social production of medical expertise in online and face-to-face collectives

Professional and/or RDC Leadership:

  • Research and Scholarship Committee (2018-present)
  • Curriculum Coordinating Committee (2017-present)
  • Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma Steering Committee (2015-present)
  • Faculty Performance Committee (2013-2015)
  • Head of Communication Studies (2011-present)

Professional Memberships:

  • 4S: Society for the Social Study of Science
  • IAMCR: International Association of Media and Communication Researchers
  • EASST: European Association for Studies of Science and Technology
  • CCA: Canadian Communication Association

Awards and Honours:

  • Extended Funding Grant, Red Deer College, $25,000, (2020)
  • Extended Funding Grant, Red Deer College, $20,000, (2016, 2017)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award, University of Calgary, $1500 (2012)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary, $20,000 (2009-2012)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary, $25,000 (2009-2012)
  • Recognition of Scholarly Activity, Red Deer College, $1500 (2011)

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