Jelina Haines is a Filipino born -Australian with an ethnic connection to Indigenous Americas-Mexico.
Jelina completed her PhD in Information Science (IS) at the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences (ITMS), University of South Australia. Her thesis focuses on understanding the Ngarrindjeri Knowledge Journey’ (IKJ) practices observed during the cyclical process of Elder’s knowledge being created, synthesised, translated, and the ethical dissemination of cultural stories and communal activities within a social and cultural context. Having grown up both in the traditional way of life and the Western knowledge system, Jelina combined this knowledge and skills, excelling in academics and the arts field.
Jelina holds degrees in Master in Business Information Management, Master of Management in Arts and Culture, Graduate Certificate in Education, Graduate Certificate in Archival and Knowledge Preservation and Bachelor in Fine Arts. She has spent more than 20 years working with the Ngarrindjeri Indigenous community in South Australia and later co-founded the Ngarrindjeri Eco Arts Coop (NEAC), implementing many art programs and exhibitions to generate revenue the local artists. She is also the founder of the Philippine Literacy Backpack Project, supporting eight school kid children from marginalised families in her home country and supporting three children through World Vision for over 18 years.
In the academic field, Jelina had accumulated many awards, namely Finalist 2020 South Australian’ Winnovation Award’, 2019 Finalist SA Australian of the Year Awards – Local Hero, 2019 Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award (82nd ASIS&T), 2019 Best Information Behavior Innovation Award (82nd ASIS&T), 2018 Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award (81st ASIS&T), ‘Winner Student Digital Poster Competition’ (81st ASIS&T), ‘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 and ‘Bronze Award- 2017 Emotive Portraits Category’.
Jelina was the recipient of the Advantage South Australian Regional Awards in the Arts Category, honouring her outstanding contribution to the Indigenous Community and creative industries. At the international level, her collaborative woven sculpture artworks are held in the public collection at LeHarve Museum, France, National Gallery Australia, South Australian Museum and South Australia Maritime Museum. Her wearable artworks are privately collected in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Japan, Egypt, Johannesburg, Russia, Sweden, Malta, Taiwan, China, France, Italy and the Philippines.
Jelina lives in Gawler with her husband and son and collaborates with the Indigenous Elders at Camp Coorong, South Australia.
Full access link to her CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12HEOOTO09GANRG8XR5_UJy250twx6nKY/view?usp=sharing