Institute for Regional Development
Cradle Coast campus
University of Tasmania
Phone: 03 6430 4925
Clayton Hawkins has experienced firsthand, what it is like to be a first-in-family student from the Cradle Coast region and the barriers that students of this ilk face. Clayton is a key driver at the Cradle Coast Campus for alternative pathway programs and has a strong interest in social networking and the use of new media to reach new audiences and networks through reflection and communication.
As well as overseeing Regional Science honours projects, Clayton coordinates and teaches units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; supervises industry engagement projects; is a member of the a Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology T&L Committee and an ePortfolio reflective practice and ubiquitous learning leader for the Cradle Coast Campus. His ubiquitous learning blog can be found at http://ult2010.blogspot.com. Clayton’s main research interest is in the area of leisure and lifestyle where the concepts of social capital, community connectivity and the value of ‘place’ form the majority of the academic framework. He is a PhD candidate with UTAS where his thesis has a working title of ‘Weak Ties in Leisure: The Role of Local Government’. Clayton has a keen interest in influencing public policy and engaging communities in contemporary forms of social networking through his research.
Clayton has extensive experience working in local government in the fields of sport and recreation, cultural and community development, community arts and event management and has won numerous state and national awards for his practitioner work.
Authorised by the Director, Cradle Coast campus
20 May, 2013