DR Wajeehah Aayeshah

DR Wajeehah Aayeshah


  • Academic Teaching, Arts
  • Active Learning (Curriculum Design)
  • Communication Studies (Cultural representations, Cultural diversity)
  • Educational Games (Serious games, Game studies)
  • Educational Technology (AR, VR)
  • Learning and Teaching (Education, Learning, Teaching, Pedagogy)
  • Media Representation of Muslims Female (Global Media, Comics, Animes, Games)
  • Media and Communications (Comic Studies, Representations)



  • Wajeehah Aayeshah is a researcher of Media Studies and Educational Design. She is a third space academic at University of Melbourne, designing curriculum and investigating learning, and teaching in higher education. Her PhD explored games for journalism education. Her Post-Doctoral Fellowship looked into higher education practices and practice-based education. Her research interests include representations of Muslims in media, journalism education, educational games, teaching and learning spaces, and inter-cultural communication. Wajeehah has been teaching Media and Communication Studies courses for over 8 years. In her past life, she has worked in media and journalism industry as well. She is currently exploring comics and animated series from Pakistan. She sees comics as a medium that can tell all sorts of stories, and wants to use them for community development.   


Member of

  • Comic Studies Society. Member 2019 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Swinburne University of Technology 2015
  • Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University 2014
  • MA, University of Auckland 2009
  • MPhil, University of the Punjab 2008
  • BS, University of the Punjab 2006

Awards and honors

  • PhD (SUPRA), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2010
  • Gold Medal for BS Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, 2009
  • MA scholarship at University of Auckland, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, 2008
  • 2003-2006 Undergraduate Scholarship, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, 2003



Available for supervision

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