Doctor Navin Doloswala

Doctor Navin Doloswala

Academic Program Advisor, Communication, Screen Media, Design and Music First Year Advisor,
Communication, Creative Industries & Screen Media

Communication, Creative Industries & Screen Media


Navin is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.  His primary teaching focus has been in the units Media Cultures & Industries and Data Mediation Power.  One of the core elements of his teaching philosophy is in using creative practice as a way of engaging with the theoretical and conceptual terrain of the communications field.  Recently he has been experimenting with convolutional neural networks, fire, imagery and film.  

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  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • MSCD University of Wollongong


  • Communications
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Creative Arts Practice
  • Creativity
  • Media

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Communication, Creative Industries & Screen Media
  • Communication, Creative Industries & Screen Media


Phone: (02) 9852 5006
Location: K.1.47
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101925 Mediated Mobilities, 2015
  • 101926 Media Cultures and Industries, 2016
  • 101926 Media Cultures and Industries, 2019
  • 101931 Media Memory, 2016
  • 102421 Data, Mediation, Power, 2019


Journal Articles

  • Dadich, A. and Doloswala, K. (2018), 'What can organisational theory offer knowledge translation in healthcare? : a thematic and lexical analysis', BMC Health Services Research, vol 18 .
  • Doloswala, K. (2017), 'The nature of plant sacredness : Mapacho and the wasps', Entheogenesis Australis Journal, vol 4 , pp 33 - 34.
  • Doloswala, K. (2014), 'Eroding trust : an agent based model to explore how trust flows', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol 22, no 1 , pp 51 - 53.
  • Doloswala, K., Thompson, D. and Toner, P. (2013), 'Digital based media design : the innovative contribution of design graduates from vocational and higher education sectors', International Journal of Technology and Design Education, vol 23, no 2 , pp 409 - 423.
  • Doloswala, K. and Dadich, A. (2011), 'The accidental criminal : using policy to curb illegal downloading', First Monday, vol 16, no 6 .

Conference Papers

  • Dawkins, R., Doloswala, K. and Karliychuk, G. (2018), 'Red flag! : challenges for online peer review : a case study from an undergraduate course at an Australian university', Teaching & Learning Conference ANZ, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Dadich, A. and Doloswala, K. (2013), 'Knowledge translation and organisational theory : views from the edges of scholarship', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Turpin, T., Doloswala, N., Woolley, R., Marceau, J. and Hill, S. (2008), 'Learning, leaving and linking : tapping the training, careers and networks of knowledge workers for developing countries', Globelics 6th Annual Conference, New insights for understanding innovation and competence building for sustainable development and social justice, Mexico City.
  • Doloswala, K. (2006), 'Creativity and access in electronic music : cracked and pirated software instruments', International Computer Music Conference, New Orleans; United States.
  • Doloswala, K. (2006), 'Water is Life', nternational Conference on Auditory Display, London.

Current Research and Creative Interests

Research in image processing using convolutional neural networks. This approach has been used on still images, on video and on 360 video.  It has been used to explore themes related to the surveillance society, spirituality, temporality and community responsiveness to threats. 

A principle theme of the creative and conceptual work have involved fire in a number of different contexts. Fire as a performative and temporal medium, fire and performance as a way of revealing what is hidden through algorithmic processing and immersive video as a way of community outreach in bush fire prone areas.     

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Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The Impact of Using Modern Communication Technology by PR's Practitioners of the Future PR's Professions
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