Ms. Jelina Haines

University of South Australia

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University of South Australia


Jelina Haines is a PhD student in Information Studies at the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia. Her research interests are positioned at the intersection of Video Ethnography, participatory approach, and dialogic social interaction. Haines doctoral research aimed at the archival and preservation of traditional indigenous knowledge by the ethical recording of their stories. Jelina is a nominee for 2019 SA Australian of the Year Awards Local Hero.

In the academic field, she accumulated accolades ranging from 'Information Behaviour Conference Poster Award', 'Winner Student Digital Poster Competition (1 minute)', '2nd Place - UniSA Visualise Your Thesis 2018 Competition in 60 seconds', 'People's Choice Best Poster 2018','First Prize Winner - 2017 Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researcher Photography Competition' & 'Bronze Award- 2017 Emotive Portraits Category'.

In the arts field, Jelina was presented 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 public & private collection in Australia, UK, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Japan, Egypt, Johannesburg, Russia, Sweden, Malta, Taiwan,  China, France, and the Philippines. Her other interests are in the association between Textile/Fibre sculptural wearable art and surface designing, both experimental exploration of using sustainable & recyclable materials. Her creative mind extends to her love of cooking, the social memory of interaction and cultural values associated with food. In this latter area, she co-founded the Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Coop with the Elders and 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.


  • archives
  • cultural heritage materials
  • cultural informatics
  • digital libraries
  • ethics (information and computing)
  • human-computer interaction
  • information literacy
  • information retreival
  • information seeking
  • information visualiztion
  • online communities
  • personal informatics
  • qualitative research methodds
  • visual / augmented reality
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management, Indigenous Literacy, Indigenous Ethics and Policy

Job History

South Australian Palliative Care
Lead Investigator Researcher
Adelaide, SA, Australia
March 2021 - present

Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Coop (NEAC)
Co-founder, Project Arts Manager, Arts Instructor & Curator
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
February 2009 - present

SunRay Wearable Art
Founder, Visual Art Designer and Freelance Cultural Liaison
Adelaide, SA, Australia
January 2008 - present

University of New England
Technical Program Coordinator and Cultural Weaver
Camp Coorong, Meningie, Australia
October 2020 - March 2021

Australian National University
Cultural Advisor and Technical Assistant
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
June 2020 - September 2020

University of South Australia (NBE)
Field Logistic and Catering
Mawson Lakes Campus, SA, Australia
January 2010 - September 2018

University of South Australia
Tutor-Cultural Weaver
Magill Campus, SA, Australia
June 2018 - July 2018

University of South Australia (NBE)
Program Coordinator
Mawson Lakes Campus, SA, Australia
February 2016 - December 2016

Ngarrindjeri Land & Progress Association
Project Manager & Cultural Liaison
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
January 2012 - December 2016

University of South Australia
Research Assistant (ITMS)
Mawson Lakes Campus, SA, Australia
March 2014 - December 2015

Ngarrindjeri Land & Progress Association
Cultural Art Curator & Liaison
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
February 2009 - November 2012

Ngarrindjeri Land & Progress Association
Program Coordinator
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
March 2006 - December 2009