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 archiving and preserving traditional indigenous knowledge by the ethical recording of their stories. In the academic field, she accumulated accolades of awards ranging from
- 2020 - South Australian 'Winnovation Award.'
- 2020 - Outstanding Student Award, Financial and Legal Concepts for Researchers, e-Grad School, Australia
- 2019 - Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Melbourne Australia
- 2019 - Best Information Behavior Conference Innovation Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Melbourne Australia
- 2018 - Digital Liaisons Best Student Poster Award, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T in Vancouver, Canada,10-14 November
- 2018 - ASIS&T SIG USE Best Information Seeking Poster Award, SIG USE Symposium, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T in Vancouver, Canada, 10-14 November
- 2018 - 2nd Prize Winner - Visualise Your Thesis in 1-minute Competition, DITEE, University of South Australia
- 2018: People's Choice Best Poster, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences 3MT (Three Minutes Thesis Competition)
- 2017: First Prize Winner: Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researcher Photography Competition Website link:https://www.unisa.edu.au/research/images-of-research/2017-Winners-and-Finalists/
- 2017: Bronze Award: Emotive Portraits Category of the Better Photography Competition, Better Photography Australia
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.
- 2013 - Winner: South Australian Regional Awards - Arts Category, Barossa Region, South Australia
- 2013 - Winner: People Choice Award - SALA Gawler Art Trail, The Institute | Murray Street, South Australia
- 2012 - Winner: People Choice Award, Top of the Torrens Gallery, Birdwood, South Australia
- 2010 - Nominee: South Australian of the Year Award 2010, Adelaide South Australia
- 2010 - Nominee: Regional Volunteer Arts Award 2010, Adelaide, Australia
- 2008 - Nominee: The Governor's Multicultural Awards, South Australia
- 2008 - Winner: Zonta Women of Achievement Award in Arts Category, Gawler, South Australia
At the international level, her artworks are held in public & private collection in Australia, UK, New Zealand, Canada, the 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. 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.