Travis Holland © 2024, Kevin Ng, Charles Sturt University

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Dr Travis Holland is a Senior Lecturer in Communication at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Travis teaches both undergraduate and masters subjects on digital media, communication theory, and research strategies. Before joining CSU, he lectured and tutored at the University of Wollongong in communication and media studies for several years, specialising in digital communication.

Travis' current research focus is on the relationship between science and media. He is working on projects exploring the role of podcasting in palaeontology, informal education through museums and outreach initiatives, and the role of televisual images in human spaceflight. 

Outside of academia, Travis has worked as both a contracted and freelance journalist, as a freelance content producer for marketing agencies, and in politics.

Research Interests

  • science communication
  • space studies
  • fan studies
  • digital and social media
  • television


Travis has supervised Masters, PhD, and Honours research students working on topics including: 

  • sport communication and digital mediatisation
  • health communication via podcasts
  • local government and social media 
  • rural women podcasting

He is particularly interested in developing future student projects in science communication. 


Education/Academic qualification

Space Studies, Executive Certificate, Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, University of South Australia

31 Jan 201819 Feb 2021

Award Date: 19 Feb 2021

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education , Charles Sturt University

Jul 2017Jul 2018

Award Date: 14 Dec 2018

Doctor of Philosophy (Communication), The Politics of Place: Heterogeneous Networks in Three New South Wales Local Government Areas, University of Wollongong


Award Date: 17 Jul 2017

Palaeontology, Undergraduate Certificate in Palaeontology, University of New England

Nov 2022Nov 2023

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Wollongong


External positions

Interim Project Manager: Critical Digital Literacies, University of Wollongong


PASS Evaluation Officer, University of Western Sydney


Academic, University of Wollongong


Social Media and Web Assistant, University of Wollongong


Subject keywords

  • science communication
  • digital media
  • fan studies
  • communication
  • television
  • media
  • space studies
  • palaeomedia


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