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behind the lens

Dr Bridgette McKelvey is an award-winning practitioner, designer, writer, photographer, filmmaker and educator. 

NZ/ Polynesian roots shape a beach obsession and respectful, collaborative sharing of traditional perspectives. Works platform stories of Australian identity, social justice, ecology and animals for positive change outcomes.

Bridgette has delivered successive high-impact projects for government, and lectured/ coordinated Creative Industries programs and workshops for QUT, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre. Her PhD Shadows: re-visualising the shark was presented to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2012.


  • PhD - photography and multimedia, Creative Industries,
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • MA - photography and multimedia, Creative Industries, QUT

  • BA - law & Japanese, University of Queensland

  • Grad Dip Communications Practice - film and television, QUT

  • Grad Cert Cambridge CELTA Teaching, University of Queensland

bridgette mckelvey

media consultant
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