Ceridwen Spark

PhD (Monash University), Bachelor of Humanities Hons (La Trobe University), Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (La Trobe University).

Ceridwen Spark

Biographical statement

After gaining her PhD in Gender Studies at Monash University, Ceridwen has held two part-time postdoctoral fellowships, one at Monash University and the other at Victoria University. During these fellowships, Ceridwen has conducted research on cross-cultural interaction in PNG, medical research on kuru, gender and education in PNG and international adoption. In recent years, Ceridwen has focused on investigating the experiences of women leaders and educated, urban-dwelling women in PNG. She has published articles about this work in various refereed journals. In 2011/2012, Ceridwen sought and gained AusAID funding for the Pawa Meri project which involves making six films about leading women in PNG. To conduct this research, Ceridwen is collaborating with the Centre for Social and Creative Media at the University of Goroka. Ceridwen has also written about women in the media, including filmmakers in PNG, such as those who are part of the Pawa Meri project. As part of her research on changing representations of women in PNG, she is currently researching and writing about the new PNG-based magazine, Stella. Ceridwen was born and grew up in PNG.


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