Gabi's doctoral research examines media treatment of a current environmental controversy in Chile, the HidroAysén hydroelectric megaproject proposal for Patagonia. The research examines the mediatised conflict surrounding this case as it has unfolded since 2006. Gabi was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Chile in Santiago de Chile during 2013.
Prior to joining UTAS, Gabi worked for 12 years as a newspaper and magazine features writer, contributing to publications including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Moscow Times, The Russia Journal, The Johannesburg Sunday Times, The Mercury, Australian Geographic, Vacations & Travel, Australian Gourmet Traveller, NZ Adventure Magazine and Outback Magazine.
Gabi has also been an author for Lonely Planet guides, Insight Guides and the SBS World Guide. She has co-authored or contributed to 14 books. She is still a regular contributor to BBC Travel online. See Gabi's website.
- PhD, University of Tasmania, Awarded 2019. Thesis title: Becoming Emblematic: Lessons from mediatized megaproject conflict in Chile
- MA Political Science, University of Melbourne, Awarded 2003, Thesis title: Media and democracy in post-perestroika Russia
- BA (Hons) Modern European Languages (first class – Distinction in Spoken Russian and German), University of Durham, Awarded 1999.
Gabi has coordinated and/or taught in a range of courses in Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania:
- HEJ248 Social Media
- HEJ107 Communication and Professional Writing
- HEJ205 Public Relations
- HEJ260/360 Media Projects
- HEJ140 Making Media
- HEJ342 Media and Crime
- HEJ418 Theory to Practice in Journalism, Media and Communications
- HEJ504 Media Writing
- XBR208 Natural Hazards and Disasters
For Semester 2 2018 her teaching responsibilities are:
HEJ507 Media Relations
Gabi is also a course author for the Open School of Journalism (Based in Berlin and New York). Her course, JD040: Environmental Journalism, commenced online in 2016.
Fields of Research
- Journalism Studies (190301)
- Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
Chapter in Book(1 outputs)
|2017||Mocatta G, 'Designing a Distance Education Course in Environmental Journalism', Environmental communication pedagogy and practice, Routledge, T. Milstein, M Pileggi and E Morgan (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 128-142. ISBN 978-1138673090 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]|