Federation College

Dr Mia E M Treacey

Academic staff - Higher education

Position: Coordinator Embedded Academic Transition (EAT) Courses / Lecturer

Campus: Churchill Campus, Room: 5N/187

Phone: +6 13 5327 6432

Email: m.treacey@federation.edu.au


Mia is a lecturer and the coordinator of the Embedded Academic Transition (EAT) courses at Federation College's higher education programs and courses section. She has taught in universities for over a decade in a variety of undergraduate programs, as well as working for four years as a senior administrator in the Faculty of Arts at Monash Univeristy.

Mia was previously a member of staff in the Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) pathway at Monash University. In 2012 she was a member of the team awarded an Australian University Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Widening Participation Category) for her contributions to the DoTS.

Mia researches in the fields of university pathways and student transitions and has presented conference papers and published with Dr Levy and other Monash University staff in this field. She also researches in cultural history, specializing in Screened History (History and film).


  • Doctor of Philosophy (History, Film & Television Studies) Monash Univeristy – 2010
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice Monash University – 2013
  • LEVEL 1 Research Supervisor Accreditation, Monash University, Institute of Graduate Research - 2013
  • Master of Arts (Public History) Monash University – 2001
  • Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts (History) Monash University – 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (History/English) Monash University – 1998


  • Australian Awards for University Teaching - Programs that Enhance Learning (Widening Participation)
  • Monash University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) l letter of commendation (2009 & 2010)
  • Dean of Arts' Commendation of Excellence in Teaching (2008 & 2010)
  • Vida Goldstein Award nomination - Women's Electoral Lobby, VIC, for online history: Women in Motion (2001)

Areas of expertise

  • Screened history (History and film)
  • Cultural history
  • History
  • Film and television studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Access and equity
  • Transition and first year in higher education

Research interests

Mia's research interests lie in two main fields: 1) Transition and FYE, and 2) Screened history (History and film). She continues to research and publish in both fields while working with the College.

Current teaching

EAT – Embedded Academic Transition courses

  • ATSGC1369 Understanding University Learning
  • ATSGC1370 Knowledge and Professionals


In recent years Mia has supervised honours and PhD research students in the following areas:

  • Transition and FYE
  • History
  • History and film


  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) - member
  • Professional Historians Association (Vic) Inc. (MPHA) - professional historian level membership
  • Australian Historical Association (AHA) - member
  • The International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) - member



Treacey, M. (2016) Reframing the past: history, film and television. London: Routledge

Levy, S., & Treacey, M. (Eds.) (2015). Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Book chapters

Treacey, M. & Levy, S. (2015). Developing disciplinary literacy. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2ndedition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Treacey, M. & Levy, .S (2015). Becoming a critical thinker. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2ndedition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2015). The Student Voices Project: the programmes and the students. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2015). Developing graduate attributes and becoming a lifelong learner. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2015). The Student Voices Project and teaching transition: final observations. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Refereed journal papers

Treacey, M. (2011). Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues (review). Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 31(1): pp.167 – 169

Treacey, M. (2008). Bastard Boys: Bastard History or Brilliant Drama? Metro – film, television, radio, multimedia, 156: 140 – 146

Treacey, M. (2007). 'Review: Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic', Eras, Edition Nine. Read the online journal.

Peel, M., Powell, S. & Treacey, M. (2004). Student Perspectives on Temporary and Permanent Exit from University: A case study from Monash University. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 26 (2): pp. 239 – 249

Conference papers

Levy, S. & Treacey M. (2013). The Diploma of Tertiary Studies: 12 years of bridges, transitions and voices, First Year in Higher Education Conference, July, 2013 (peer reviewed)

Treacey, M., 'Out of Synch: Cinema Studies and History (a work in progress)' Telling Stories: Cinema History and Experience – the XIII Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, 16 – 19 November, 2006

Panel member: 'Invented histories' (Paper given: 'The Historical Musical – Memory as Phantasy'), Genres of History – Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 3 – 7 July, 2006

Seminar papers

(Co-presented with Dr Marianne Hicks) 'Mediated Learning: The Challenges of Participatory Culture, Film and history', School of Historical Studies Staff Seminar Series, Monash University, May 2007

Other publications

Treacey, M. (2001), 'A History of Women in Motion', research project for Women in Film and Television (WiFT) Victoria
(Currently housed on the Australian Film Institute / RMIT website).