A little bit about me
Dr Fiona Chatteur

Dr Fiona Chatteur

Senior Lecturer

Dr Fiona Chatteur currently works at Torrens University, Australia.


A Diverse History

I was born in Cooma, NSW, in Australia's high country. My childhood was mostly at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, where I had kangaroos and wombats as pets.

After graduating high school, I joined ABC TV as a trainee, where I learned all things television. I worked in studio camera, Electronic News Gathering (ENG), vision mixing and video editing.

While doing my ABC TV Traineeship, I also studied for my first degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, from the University of Canberra. I moved to Sydney, where I completed my studies externally.

While in Sydney I worked as a TV director and before that a senior video editor on several national news and current affairs programes, such as the 7pm News, Lateline, 4 Corners and the 7.30 report. I worked for the ABC for 14 years in total before leaving in 1997.

I left to complete my Masters of Design Science (hons) at the University of Sydney. While I was there I worked for Silverbrook Research. After I graduated I moved to working for Brilliant Interactive Ideas in Bondi, as a director and 3D modeller, then moved to being a 3D art director for Strategic Studies Group, Australia's oldest gaming company. I left to go to the UK in 2001.

I joined the BBC in the United Kingdom as a web producer as part of the BBC/OU partnership, where I worked on Open2.net, now OpenLearn. I returned to Australia in 2006 and worked for TAFE as a teacher while doing my PhD.

After a series of casual jobs with the University of Sydney, the University of Canberra and the Academy of Interactive Technology, I joined Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University in 2017.

Professional highlights include working on the web team for the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landing on Titan, winning the Royal Television Society Educational Television Awards Lifelong Learning and Multimedia Award, winning the Grand Prix Japan The Maeda Prize, presenting at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and having 42,000 respondents for the BBC’s Child of Our Time “Who Am I” interactive survey, breaking a UK record. Other highlights include being a finalist in two categories for the Webby Awards and being part of the Walkley and Logie award winning team for the Lateline TV programme.