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 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:
  • 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.


  • cultural heritage materials
  • cultural informatics
  • digital data curation
  • digital libraries
  • digital literacy
  • ethics (information and computing)
  • history, theory and philosophy of information
  • human-computer interaction
  • information literacy
  • information retreival
  • information seeking
  • information visualiztion
  • qualitative research methodds
  • usability
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management, Indigenous Literacy, Indigenous Ethics and Policy

Job History

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

SunRay Wearable Art
Founder/Self-employed, Visual Art Designer and Freelance Cultural Weaver/Liaison
Adelaide, SA, Australia
January 2007 - present

South Australian Maritime Museum, Ngarrinjderi Elders and Arts SA
Project Manager. Cultural Weaver and Liaison
Camp Coorong, SA, Australia
May 2021 - December 2021

South Australian Palliative Care
Lead Investigator Researcher/Video Ethnographer
Adelaide, SA, Australia
March 2021 - December 2021

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

Cultural Liaison and Crew Member
Camp Coorong, Meningie, SA, Australia
January 2021 - February 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