Our people

Teaching staff

 

  • Justin O’Connor is the Program Director for the Monash Master of Cultural and Creative Industries and his platform paper ‘After the Creative Industries: Platform Papers No. 47’ has been widely influential in the sector.
  • Xin Gu is a leading researcher in the convergent field of culture, economy and digital technology and is a lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) at Monash.

 

 


Contributing guest lecturers

 

  • Mark Andrejevic is the author of Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched (2004), which applies critical theory to the example of reality TV to explore the changing character and portrayal of surveillance in the digital era. He is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, California. More about our people Teaching staff and contributing guest lecturers Advisory Board ...
  • Dan Baron Cohen is a community-theatre director, cultural theorist and arts-educator, presently living and working in Brazil. He is President of the Brazilian Network of Arts Educators (ABRA), and is a world renowned activist educator based in amongst indigenous communities in the Amazon.
  • Ben Eltham is  a prolific journalist and opinion writer with fourteen years of experience in the Australian media specialising in Australian politics, media, and arts and culture. Ben is also a researcher and academic specialising in cultural policy and the creative industries.
  • Helene George is one of Australia’s first cultural/ creative industry consultants. She is on the expert panel for UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity and Australia’s leading expert on indigenous cultural policy and projects. Helen is CEO Creative Economy Consultants, Melbourne.
  • Associate Professor Mark Gibson is Head of Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash and has wide experience in research and teaching in communications, media  and cultural studies in Australia.
  • Dr Carl Grodach in the Senior Lecturer in the Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. His research discipline area is Urban and Regional Planning, Human Geography, Policy and Administration. More about our people Contributing guest lecturers Course Advisory Board members
  • Associate Professor Shane Homan is internationally known for his research in music policy, the cultural industries and cultural histories. He has been involved in individual and team research grants across a range of local, national and international cultural industry and popular music studies projects.
  • Raj Isar has worked with UNESCO on a number of key policy documents including the 2013 Creative Economy Report. His research, writing and public speaking take up key issues of cultural policy across the world. Raj is Professor of Global Communications, and Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Paris.
  • Avril Joffe is a member of the UNESCO expert facilitators and an influential policy thinker on the global stage. She is also a recognised African policy expert, currently advising the South African government on a new cultural policy. She heads a Master in Cultural Policy and Management in Witts University, Johannesburg.
  • David is co-founder of XinCheJian, the first hackerspace in China to promote hacker/maker culture and open source hardware. He also developed Ardublock, the most popular visual programming environment for Arduino. In the past two years, he has become interested in urban farming bringing the spirit of open source to farming and gardening.
  • Associate Professor Tony Moore writes regularly on communications, history and politics in the press and scholarly publications.
  • Conor Roche is a  consultant with over 15 years international experience in the areas of technology, the digital economy, culture and the creative industries. Currently based in Shanghai he support international businesses and public clients do work in China. More about our people Contributing guest lecturers Course Advisory Board members
  • Dr John Tebbutt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism and is a former president of the Australian New Zealand Communication Association. His supervision of doctoral students includes projects on media in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand as well creative production in radio and audio.
  • Marcus Westbury is a writer, broadcaster, Monash honorary fellow, founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, recently named one of Australia’s 30 most influential cultural people. Marcus is currently CEO of Collingwood Arts Precinct.
  • Fan Zhang is an entrepreneur and software architect with ten years of experience in the Chinese digital market, specialising in ecommerce solutions, app development, branding, and communication through social media. Fan also works as a mentor for startups, and as a curator in the coworking culture in China.

 


Course Advisory Board Members

 

  • Andrew Abbott is Deputy Secretary of Creative Victoria which has been central to the new Creative Victoria strategy and the Collingwood project amongst others. Andrew’s career has seen him work extensively across the creative and cultural sector and government.
  • In her current role as Deputy Secretary, Cultural and Tourism Development with the Department for State Growth, Jacqui works across the two sectors to enhance Tasmania’s reputation as a place to live, visit and invest.
  • Helene George is one of Australia’s first cultural/ creative industry consultants. She is on the expert panel for UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity and Australia’s leading expert on indigenous cultural policy and projects. Helen is CEO Creative Economy Consultants, Melbourne.
  • Katrina Sedgwick is a high profile CEO of one of Melbourne’s leading arts institutions the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and of ACMI X, a new creative workspace.
  • Marcus Westbury is a writer, broadcaster, Monash honorary fellow, founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, recently named one of Australia’s 30 most influential cultural people. Marcus is currently CEO of Collingwood Arts Precinct.