Dr Susan McKay

Honorary Research Senior Fellow

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
s.mckay@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52872

Overview

Dr Susan McKay’s research interests include media theory, discourse analysis, media representations, magazine research.

Her current research includes media representations of health issues, and risk discourse

She is the author of articles on:

  • Media discourse
  • Media and health
  • Communication networks
  • New technology and online communication
  • Australian stereotypes of ethnic groups

Co-author of:

  • Structures and Strategies: An Introduction to Academic Writing (with Lloyd Davis).

Section editor:

  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd ed (Elsevier, forthcoming)

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • McKay, Susan and Fitzgerald, Richard (2012) Just like home: remediation of the social in contemporary news broadcasting. Discourse, Context and Media., 1 1: 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.dcm.2011.12.001

  • McKay, Susan (2011). Language and the media. In Rajend Mesthrie (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of sociolinguistics (pp. 396-412) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • McKay, Susan (2010). Communicating health risk to teens in non-news formats. In: Giacomo Bottà and Marja Härmänmaa, Language and the Scientific Imagination: Proceedings of the 11th international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). ISSEI 2008: Language and the Scientific Imagination. The 11th international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Helsinki, Finland, (1-13). 28 July-2 August 2008.

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Supervision

  • (2008) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2002) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McKay, Susan (2011). Language and the media. In Rajend Mesthrie (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of sociolinguistics (pp. 396-412) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Bonner, Frances and McKay, Susan (2010). Slawa i zdrowie w australijskich czasopismach kobiecych. In Edyty Zierkiewicz (Ed.), Świat (z) kolorowych czasopism: Prasa dla kobiet i dziewczyn w perspektywie interdyscyplinarnej. (pp. 247-255) Wrocław, Poland: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT: Wrocławskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe (Publishing House TRUMP - Educational Publishing House).

  • McKay, S. B. (2006). Health and the media. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics 2nd ed. (pp. 253-255) UK: Elsevier Ltd.

  • McKay, S. B. (2006). Media and language: Overview. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of language & linguistics 2nd ed. (pp. 597-602) Amstedam, The Netherlands: Elseiver.

  • McKay, Susan B. (2006). The discursive construction of health risk in magazines: Messages, registers and readers. In Gotti, Maurizio and Salager-Meyer, Francoise (Ed.), Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis: Oral and Written Contexts 1 ed. (pp. 311-330) Bern: Peter Lang.

  • Mckay, S. B. (2005). Communication and 'risky' behaviour in adolescence. In A. Williams and C. Thurlow (Ed.), Talking Adolescence: Perspectives on Communication in the Teenage Years 1st ed. (pp. 265-281) New York: Peter Lang.

  • Gallois, Cindy, McKay, Susan. and Pittam, Jeffery (2005). Intergroup Communication and Identity: Intercultural, Organizational, and Health Communication. In Kristine L. Fitch and Robert E. Sanders (Ed.), Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (pp. 231-250) Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc..

  • McKay, S. B., Thurlow, C. and Toomey Zimmerman, H. (2005). Wired whizzes or techno-slaves? Young people and their emergent communication technologies. In A. Williams and C. Thurlow (Ed.), Talking Adolescence: Perspectives on Communication in the Teenage Years 1st ed. (pp. 185-203) New York: Peter Lang.

  • Bonner, F. J. and McKay, S. B. (2000). Politicising breast cancer. In Hannelore Best and Eileen Sellers (Ed.), International Images of Health: Perspectives, Power & Practice 1st ed. (pp. 61-68) Ballarat: University of Ballarat.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • McKay, Susan (2010). Communicating health risk to teens in non-news formats. In: Giacomo Bottà and Marja Härmänmaa, Language and the Scientific Imagination: Proceedings of the 11th international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). ISSEI 2008: Language and the Scientific Imagination. The 11th international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Helsinki, Finland, (1-13). 28 July-2 August 2008.

  • Riedlinger, M. E., McKay, S. and Gallois, C. (2004). Identity and communication: Who collaborates in collaborative research?. In: B. Bonmati, 8th International Conference, Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST-8), Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST-8), Barcelona, Spain, (423-424). 3 - 6 June 2004.

  • Riedlinger, M., McKay, S. B., Gallois, C. and Pittam, J. F. (2001). Communication & Behaviour Change in the Murray Darling Basin. In: Situating the Environment at the University of Queensland. Situating the Environment at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, (82-90). 15-16 February, 2001.

  • Riedlinger, M. E., McKay, S. B., Gallois, C. and Pittam, J. F. (2001). Scientists and the community: The role of group identity in environmental behaviour change. In: W. Noble, Australian Journal of Psychology Combined Abstracts of 2001 Australian Psychology Conferences. The Seventh Annual meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Victoria, (126-126). 12-15 July 2001.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision