Kelly Page PhD
Kelly is a writer, researcher, speaker and artist. She grew up in Australia with a love of the arts, people and technology. She completed her doctorate in the Psychology of Web Knowledge in 2003, a project co-sponsored by DoubleClick and The Campaign Palace. She took up residence in the UK for eight years at Cardiff University and developed her scholarly work in digital literacies in marketing, management and creative practice. Her international work includes workshops, colloquia, lectures and creative projects in Wales, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Canada, Australia and the USA. In 2013 Kelly moved to Chicago to start her position as an Assistant Professor in the AEMM Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Kelly's scholarly work explores social mediated ways of working, learning and living in arts and creative practice and its management. She is an editorial board member of Technoculture and coauthor of Marketing, published by Oxford University Press. Her research is published in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Psychology & Marketing, Behavior & Information Technology, International Journal of Retailing & Distribution Management, Marketing Review, Strategic Change, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Consumer Behaviour. With forthcoming contributions in: Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Interactive Marketing and Studies in Higher Education. Her paper co-authored with DK and Mark Mapstone from Mediasnackers about “The Web Makes Me Feel Project” (2009/2010) won Best Academy of Marketing (AM) paper in Interactive Marketing in 2010. Kelly opened TedxCardiff with her talk on: “Rediscovering Friendship” (2010/2011).
Arts & Creative Collaboration
Kelly enjoys helping micro, small and boundary-pushing organizations develop their vision, voice and social mediated ways. Her work is informed by collaboration with industry partners from: i) arts and culture (London Southbank Centre, Blast Theory, National Theatre Wales, NoFitState Circus, The Space Movement Project, Arts & Business Council Chicago); ii) digital, creative and communications (MediaSnackers, NativeHQ, HuwDavid Design, Digital Analytics Association, the campaign palace, DoubleClick); and iii) education and non-profit/social good (Insight Labs, The Third Teacher Plus, Cardiff University Digital Strategy, DigitalMe). Kelly is currently collaborating on three creative interactive/mediated experiences.
- "Twitter, the most brilliant tough love editor you’ll ever have. Literary Literacies, Social Reading and the Twitter Fiction Festival" (Co-researcher with Joachim Vileghe, Ghent University).
- “The Radicalization of Bradley Manning” by National Theatre Wales, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2013 (Chat moderation assistance during live-stream).
- “Untitled” mediated theatrical/event experience with Blast Theory (2014) (Co-researcher on the R&D with Professor Nina Reynolds, University of Southampton).
Arts & Creative Practice
Kelly splits her time between her scholarly and collaborative work and developing her own arts practice. Her creative work is inspired by the power and practice of our mediated social culture. This she expresses through interactive and mixed media visual art (e.g., The World in Words) and creative nonfiction writing. Her portfolio and blog is hosted at: http://www.drkellypage.com
Kelly received her PhD from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and her Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing & IT) from Griffith University (Australia). Kelly is currently completing the Certificate in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) program at the University of Chicago, Graham School Writing Studio (2012-2013). She has held visiting scholar appointments at Northwestern School of Communication (USA), Cranfield School of Management (UK), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and Alba Graduate School of Business (Greece).