Artist, Researcher, Advocate

Jelina Haines obtained her PhD studies in Information Studies at the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia. Her knowledge and skills excelled both in academics and in the arts field. Her research aimed to archival and preserve traditional indigenous knowledge by ethically recording their stories. Haines research interests are positioned at the intersection of Video Ethnography, participatory approach, and dialogic social interaction. Jelina was a nominee for the 2019 SA Australian of the Year Awards Local Hero.

In the academic field, she successfully earned awards and recipients;

  • 2020 Winnovation Awards Finalist – Arts Category [Past and Present: Indigenous Elder Knowledge].
  • 2020 Outstanding Student Award, Financial and Legal Concepts for Researchers, e-Grad School, Australia
  • South Australian Local Hero Nominee, Australian of the Year Awards
  • Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T,19-23 October 2019, Melbourne Australia
  • Best Information Behavior Conference Innovation Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, 19-23 October 2019, Melbourne Australia
  • Digital Liaisons Best Student Poster Award, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T in Vancouver, Canada, 10-14 November
  • ASIS&T SIG USE Best Information Seeking Poster Award, SIG USE Symposium, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T in Vancouver, Canada, 10-14 November
  • 2nd Prize Winner – Visualise Your Thesis in 1-minute Competition, DITEE, UniSA
  • FIRST PRIZE WINNER: Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researcher Photography Competition Website link:
  • BRONZE AWARD: Emotive Portraits Category of the Better Photography Competition. Better Photography Australia
  • Tintara Wines Award, Tourism & Events, School of Management, University of South Australia)

Jelina excelled in various categories in the arts field and was the recipient of the Advantage South Australian Regional Awards – Arts Category Glass Trophy and Glass plaque in honour of her outstanding contribution to the creative industries and as a professional visual artist in South Australia. At the international level, her artworks are held in the public collection at LeHarve Museum, France, National Gallery Australia, South Australian Museum and South Australian Maritime Museum. Her wearable arts are privately collected in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Japan, Egypt, Johannesburg, Russia, Sweden, Malta, Taiwan, China, France, and the Philippines. Her creative mind extends to her love of cooking, the social memory of interaction, and cultural values associated with food. She co-founded the Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Coop in this latter area with the Elders. She worked with the group voluntarily as a Project Arts Manager, Mentor, Cultural liaison, and Arts Instructor. She has spent more than 20 years working with the Indigenous community at Camp Coorong in South Australia.

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