Mia Lindgren is the founding Head of School of Media, Film and Journalism, a leading media school in Australia with 45 academic staff.
Mia is a journalism academic combining practice-led research in audio documentary and podcast formats with traditional scholarship. Mia joined Monash University in 2010, where she teaches and researches across a range of areas in journalism and radio studies.
Mia has been CI on three multi-institutional and multidisciplinary ARC and NHMRC grants incorporating journalism practice and storytelling in public health and cultural history. She is currently CI on an ARC Discovery project investigating public engagement and media representation of antimicrobial resistant ‘superbugs’.
Mia is the winner of the 2015 Anne Dunn Research Excellence Award (ANZCA/JERAA). She is co-editor of the Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media with Emerita Professor Michele Hilmes, and associate editor of the RadioDoc Review.
Mia started her career in journalism in Sweden working in broadcast news, current affairs, live radio and documentary reporting. She has produced radio documentaries from Russia, Scandinavia, Israel and Australia. ABC Radio National has commissioned her to produce seven major radio documentaries broadcast over the last few years. She was awarded two six-months Industry Secondments with ABC Radio National in Perth and Melbourne (2008 and 2012).
Mia actively participates in formal and informal mentoring, nationally and internationally. She has been a mentor in the Monash University’s Women’s bi-annual Mentoring Program in 2013 and 2015. She is currently a mentor in “Ladies who listen”, a mentoring initiative for women in radio in Australia, run by Audiocraft.