Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • First Year Experience
  • Professional writing
  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • Creative arts & performance

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About John Weldon

Dr John Weldon is the Head of Curriculum in Victoria University’s First Year College (FYC). As such, he was intimately involved in the design, development and implementation of the revolutionary VU Block Model, and First Year Model. His current research interests lie in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, especially as this relates to the First Year Experience.

Prior to his role in the FYC, John Weldon taught and researched in the field of Professional and Creative Writing in VU’s College of Arts and Education. His PhD research focused on the intersection of digital interactivity and the novel.

John is a published novelist and has worked as a freelance reporter and writer since the mid 1990s. His work has been published widely by organisations including: The Age, The ABC, The AFL, The Western Times and Overland.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Media, RMIT University, Australia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, Australia, 1986

Key publications

Year Citation
2012 Weldon, J. (120101). SPINCYCLE.

Year Citation
2012 Weldon, J. (120101). Multividual: A new story for a new audience In Pickering, K. (Ed.) (1) (pp. 151-155). Melbourne: Emerging Writers' Festival.

Year Citation
Weldon, J. (700101). Food related journalism 'The Age' 2003-2008. Fairfax.

Year Citation
2019 McCluskey, T., Weldon, J., & Smallridge, A. (190311). Rebuilding the first year experience, one block at a time. Student Success, 10(1), (1-15).

doi: 10.5204/ssj.v10i1.1048

2012 Weldon, J. R. (121201). The effect of digitisation on the novel. International Journal of the Book, 9(4), (57-67).
2012 Case, J., Weldon, J., & Neil, M. (120101). BOOKSHOPS, EBOOKS AND THE FUTURE OF THE NOVEL. OVERLAND,(207), (51-64).
2009 Weldon, J. (090501). Dad's View . ,

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Dr John Weldon is currently Head of Curriculum in Victoria University's First Year College and teaches First Year units in the College of Arts and Education at Victoria University.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Nov 2017 - Dec 2019
Head of Curriculum, First Year College
Victoria University
Jun 2008 - Oct 2017
Senior Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing
Victoria University
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017
Blended Learning Coordinator, College of Arts & Education
Victoria University
Jan 1999 - Dec 2001
Media and Communications Manager
Western Bulldogs
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Nov 2017 -
Dec 2019
Head of Curriculum, First Year College
Victoria University
Jun 2008 -
Oct 2017
Senior Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing
Victoria University
Jan 2016 -
Oct 2017
Blended Learning Coordinator, College of Arts & Education
Victoria University
Jan 1999 -
Dec 2001
Media and Communications Manager
Western Bulldogs
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jun 2019 - Jul 2020
Arts Ambassador
Maribyrnong City Council
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jun 2019 - Jul 2020
Arts Ambassador
Maribyrnong City Council

Awards

Year Award
2013

Vice Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning - VU