|Research Fellow: 'Making music work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians', ARC Linkage.|
- Australian music scenes
- Creative careers
- Creative economies
- Music business
- Perth music
- Ballico, C. (2018). Everyone Wants a Festival: The Growth and Development of Western Australias Contemporary Live Music Festival Sector. Event Management, 22, 111–121.
- Ballico, C., & Carter, D. (2018). A state of constant prodding: live music, precarity and regulation. Cultural Trends, 27(3), 203–217.
- Ballico, C. (2016). Another Typical Day in this Typical Town: place as inspiration for music creation and creative expression. Australian Geographer, 1–15.
- Ballico, C. (2016). Live music, liquor and the city: An examination of the influence of liquor regulation on place-specific live music activity. Cidades - Comunidades e Territorios, 32, 103–117.
- Ballico, C., & Green, L. (2016). Perth: An Examination of the One Movement for Music Festival which was a Three to Five Year Plan, But Stopped after Two. In Culture, Creative Industries and Urban Regeneration (pp. 126–134).
- Ballico, C. (2015). Liner notes: An exploration of local print music journalism in Perths indie pop/rock music industry. Perfect Beat, 16, 71–86.
- Ballico, C. (2015). The people who watch the bands are the people who are in the bands: The influence of social networks and social capital on creative and business activity in local music scenes. Presented at the IASPM-ANZ 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand (2014).
- Ballico, C. (2012). Perth bands were all the rage, man! Routes, routines and routes of popular music, explored through the End of Fashion. Presented at the IASPM ANZ 2011, Wellington, New Zealand (2012).
- Ballico, C. (2011). Alive and gigging: An exploration of the role of the live music environment in the Perth Indie Pop/Rock music industry. Presented at the IASPM ANZ 2010, Melbourne, Australia (2011).
A Fellow on the 'Making Music Work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians' ARC Linkage, Christina holds a PhD (Communications), a GradCertEd (Tertiary and Adult Education), and a BCommsHons (Journalism and Mass Communications) degrees. She has a solid background in the music, media and arts sectors, with particularly strong experience in print journalism and community radio. She has taught popular music studies at a final year undergraduate level, and has also spent time in administrative, research assistant, project management and student support roles within the higher education sector.
Her research broadly examines the relationship between music and place, including aspects such as creative and cultural capital, business and career development, popular music culture and policy, and creative and cultural clusters. Christina's research has been presented at academic and industry conferences across Australia as well as in Canada, New Zealand and Portugal, and been published in select academic journals.
Christina is a general member of the West Australian Music Council, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australian New Zealand chapter), while also being a former student researcher and ECR/PhD subcommittee member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. She is regularly invited to provide peer review for various conference proceedings and academic journals including Continuum, Environment and Planning A, and, Popular Music Studies, while also acting as a judge for the WAM Song of the Year competition.
GCertHigherEd Graduate Certificate In Higher Education, Murdoch University - 2014
PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University - 2013
BComnHons Bachelor Of Communication With Honours, Edith Cowan University - 2009
General member, West Australian Music Council 2015 -
General member, International Association for the Study of Popular Music ANZ Chapter 2010 -