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Ms Maria Battaglia Name: Ms Maria Battaglia
Communications Officer, ICPS
+613 9230 8732
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
Institute of Child Protection Studies
Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building(Bldg.421 - 115B Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 9-Room9.04C
Biographical Information

Marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in stakeholder engagement (local, regional and national), brand positioning aligned to corporate strategy, targeted promotional campaigns, social media campaigns, event management, outcomes analysis and reporting, editing, and production of publications at all stages of development. 

Formal qualifications: Master of Communication Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing (RMIT University) Bachelor of Education (Deakin University)


Suomi, A., Higgins, D., & Battaglia, M. (2024). You lose: Gambling is often described as a bit of &lsquoharmless fun&rsquo but there are often serious consequences to this pastime. Australian Catholics.

Issue 26: Institute of Child Protection Studies (2019). Safeguarding principles for residential care and youth justice (PDF, 329KB), Research to Practice Series. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.



Master's thesis: What's at stake when researchers talk to the media

Abstract: Public understanding of science is a contentious issue among researchers and journalists. One side of the debate argues that researchers don&rsquot know how to translate their findings into simple accessible information for the general public. The other side argues that journalists dumb down research. This research aims to answer: What is at stake when a researcher talks to a journalist: for the researcher, for their organisation and for policy development? These questions are framed in the terms of communication: Who is communicating? What are they communicating? Who are they communicating to? Why? And the questions examine the specific experiences of social scientists who work for a nonprofit research organisation. Media engagement is also examined in the context of its potential effect on policy development. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with six professional researchers.


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Professional Memberships

Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd)

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)


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