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Personal profile

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

  • 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 journalArticle

  • A face for radio: on-air identity in broadcasting

    Wolfenden, H. L., 2014, (Unpublished) 292 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

  • 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 proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 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