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Biography

Helen Wolfenden is a lecturer in radio at Macquarie University. Helen has spent much of her professional life as a radio broadcaster (presenter, producer, manager and researcher) with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Helen’s PhD focused on how ABC radio presenters construct an on-air identity. Her other practice-based research interests include podcasting, the role of radio producers and radio as a research tool. More broadly, Helen is interested in the intersect of professional and academic knowledge and their usefulness to each other.

Research interests

Helen is currently working on a collaborative paper that examines the process of converting practice based knowledge into forms that are appropriate for, and acceptable by, the academy.

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Research Outputs 2011 2017

Scheduling for Christmas: how an 'ordinary' piece of television became extraordinary

Tucker, P., Wolfenden, H. & Sercombe, H., 1 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Popular Television. 5, 1, p. 31-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

scheduling
television
BBC
television program
production process

A face for radio: on-air identity in broadcasting

Wolfenden, H. L., 2014, (Unpublished) 292 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisResearch

broadcasting
radio
air
broadcaster
sympathy

'I know exactly who they are': Radio presenters' conceptions of audience

Wolfenden, H., 1 Jan 2014, In : The Radio journal : international studies in broadcast and audio media. 12, 1-2, p. 5-21 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

radio
broadcasting
corporation
sympathy
intimacy

Just be yourself? Talk radio and performance and authentic on-air selves

Wolfenden, H., 2012, Radio and society: New thinking for an old medium. Mollgaard, M. (ed.). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 134-148 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Broadcasters
Air
Person
Performer
Cliché

"Touch at a distance": how radio broadcasters create a natural on-air self

Wolfenden, H., 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Activities 2005 2015

  • 4 Oral presentation

An anatomy of podcasting

Helen Wolfenden (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Presenting producers: the unsung role of radio producers in creating listenability

Helen Wolfenden (Speaker)
2013

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Voicing authenticity: the production of the authentic radio speaker

Helen Wolfenden (Speaker)
2013

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Making up a face for radio: the search for an authentic "on air" identity

Helen Wolfenden (Speaker)
2005

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Australian Podcast Awards

Helen Wolfenden

20/05/1924/05/19

4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Is Podcasting the Future of Radio

Helen Wolfenden

21/05/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

New ABC Chair Ita Buttrose

Helen Wolfenden

8/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment