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- Professor Wendy Bacon
- Professor Philip Bell
- Associate Professor David Brennan
- Dr Alex Byrne
- Professor Gobinda Chowdhury
- Dr Robert Crawford
- Professor Roy Green
- Professor Philip Griffith
- Kim Gould
- Maureen Henninger
- Professor Lesley Hitchens
- Geoff Holland
- Dr Martin Kornberger
- Professor Theo van Leeuwen
- David Levine AO
- Dr David Lindsay
- Professor Jim Macnamara
- Dr Alex Malik
- Professor Jill McKeough
- Professor Martin Nakata
- Holly Raiche
- Professor Sam Ricketson
- Dr Alpana Roy
- Professor Natalie Stoianoff
- Allison Silink
- Mary Wyburn
- Dr Melissa De Zwart
Richard Ackland founded Law Press of Australia, which publishes the online journals Justinian and the Gazette of Law & Journalism. He's a columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and before that he wrote for The Australian Financial Review. He has worked in radio as the presenter of Radio National's Late Night Live and the Breakfast Show and on ABC television as the presenter/writer of Media Watch.
Director Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, UTS
Professor Wendy Bacon is a well known Australian investigative journalist and non practising media lawyer. She has previously taught media law at UTS in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is well known for her reports on corruption in the criminal justice system and in particular, research work on miscarriages of justice. She worked at Channel 9 ( Sunday Program and Sixty Minutes), John Fairfax and Sons (National Times and Sun Herald) and SBS ( Dateline) and won a Walkley Award for feature writing. She continues to practice both as a social researcher and freelance journalist.
Professor Philip Bell
Philip Bell has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in many aspects of media studies, especially television, the press and fiction film for more than thirty years. In addition to several books on television and media culture, he has published more than sixty research monographs, journal articles or book chapters on the representation of social issues in the media, Americanisation/globalisation, and is especially interested in public media, ABC current affairs, 'bias' and professional ethics. A continuing interest in methodological and philosophical issues in the social sciences is also reflected in his publications and teaching. He has successfully supervised more than thirty Research theses (MA and PhD). He was a Principal Researcher on 'The Defamation Project' (with Michael Chesterman, managed by the CLC, UNSW). Currently he is researching the future (?) of television as part of an ARC Linkage grant called 'Outside the Box', and his book, Confronting Theory: The Psychology of Cultural Studies, is in press. He recently reviewed the university/community radio station 2SER-FM for Macquarie University and UTS.
Bell has been a member of the Board of the Communications Law Centre at UNSW and its management committee. He has served as editor or referee for all the leading Australian media studies journals and refereed papers for many international journals. In 2005 he was awarded a European Co-Mundus Universities Visiting Fellowship. He served as Head of Schools of Media Studies and related fields for more than fifteen years, at Macquarie University and at UNSW. A Professor (Emeritus) since 2008, he is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS, Sydney.
Empirical methodologies in media analysis: content analysis, semiotic analysis.
Journalism ethics and professionalism, especially in television news and current affairs contexts.
Australian cultural and media history, especially the ABC. and Australia's relationships with US commercial culture.
Theoretical/epistemological issues in Social Science and Humanities.
Associate Professor David Brennan
Melbourne Law School
David Brennan is currently co-authoring an article on the concept of derivation in copyright. David's primary fields of research and teaching are patent and copyright law, with a particular focus upon their interface with other private law regimes such as contract, property and restitution. David provides copyright consultancy services to peak bodies in the Australian copyright industry. In this capacity he has participated extensively in copyright law reform and in royalty-setting determinations. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia and is the editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal. He was a member of the first cohort within the University to undertake its Graduate Certificate of University Teaching.
University Library, UTS
Member, Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Strength
Dr Alex Byrne is a professional librarian, researcher and writer. Alex's broad international experience has included advisory work to libraries in Southeast Asia and keynote and other addresses to many international conferences. He served for decade in leadership positions with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, including President 2005-2007 and Chair of the Federation's Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression during its formative years 1997-2003 as well as Chair of the University Libraries Section.
In his day job, Alex is the University Librarian at the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia where he established UTSePress and UTSeScholarship in 2004. His professional career has taken him throughout Australia and he has served in many governmental, institutional and professional roles including President of the national organisation for university libraries.
Alex has a deep interest in the roles of memory institutions, the complexity of issues relating to Indigenous peoples and transmission of knowledge, and emerging modes of scholarly discourse. His research and publications deal primarily with information architecture and management, community empowerment and human rights, and especially freedom of expression and access to information. Alex led the groundbreaking development of the. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives and Information Services which was published in 1995. More recently, he has followed that up by leading the development of a national data archive for Indigenous research, ATSIDA.
BSc. Hons., MSc,.PhD (Jadavpur University, India), PhD (University of Sheffield, UK)
Gobinda Chowdhury is a Professor within the Information and Knowledge Management programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS. After acquiring an honours, a postgraduate and two PhD degrees, he worked as an academic and a researcher in different parts of the world for nearly two decades. Before joining UTS, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, and prior to that an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prof. Chowdhury has also successfully conducted contract research for several UN bodies, national government bodies and charities. Prof. Chowdhury was awarded a Fellowship of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, UK's largest, and one of the world's oldest, professional bodies) in 1999 for his contributions to the field of information studies.
Prof. Chowdhury has an extensive list of publications that include nine well reviewed books and over 100 refereed journal articles and conference papers in different areas of information studies. Over the years Prof. Chowdhury has served as a PhD examiner at several universities in UK and abroad. He has been invited to speak on specific themes and chair sessions at several international conferences. He has acted as a reviewer of research proposals for funding by the Higher Education Academy in the UK. He has also acted as a visiting professor and a guest speaker at several European universities.
Senior Lecturer, Public Communication, UTS
Robert completed his PhD in 2002 at the School of Historical Studies at Monash University and was subsequently awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Centre for Australian Studies. Relocating to London in 2006, he briefly worked at the Monash University London Centre before working as a lecturer and a research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College, London. Robert returned home to Australia in 2009.
Robert is the author of various publications charting the history of Australia's advertising industry, including But Wait There's More...: A History of Australian Advertising, 1900-2000 (Melbourne University Press, 2008). More recently, he worked with Carl Bridge and David Dunstan to co-edit Australians in Britain: The Twentieth Century Experience (Monash e-Press, 2009). Robert has just completed a study of South Africans in London and is currently co-editing a collection of essays on the history of culture of consumption in Australia.
Robert is also a co-editor of Reviews in Australian Studies and e-Journal of Public Communication.
Dean of the Faculty of Business, UTS.
He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide with a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge, and has worked with universities, business and government in Australia and overseas, including the OECD's National Innovation System Programme, EU's FP7 and Ireland's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Roy is chair of the Federal Government's Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council and NSW Manufacturing Council. He is also a member of the ABS Innovation Technical Reference Group, IBSA National Project Reference Group, SA Training and Skills Commission, Public Sector Performance Commission and board of the Society for Knowledge Economics. He recently completed a Review of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industries for the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and also assisted the Minister and Department with the innovation white paper, 'Powering Ideas: An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century'. He is a member of the board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation and the UTS Steering Group for the Federal Government's Creative Industries Innovation Centre.
Faculty of Law, UTS
Philip Griffith has researched, taught, published and engaged in policy debate and reform in the field of Intellectual Property since 1972. He was co-author of the first book on Copyright published in Australia and continues to contribute to textbooks in the general field ; although now, with a greater interest in Patents, Confidential Information, International Treaty arrangements and the role of intellectual property policy in economic development. Philip has also been involved in the development, design and delivery of specialist post graduate intellectual property courses for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys and legal practitioners, delivered nationally and internationally through on-line teaching programs.
Professor Griffith has also been involved in contributing to the development of intellectual property education in Asia with particular interests in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and, most recently, in the People's Republic of China. Philip has done work for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), APEC, AusAID, Economic and Social Cooperation in Asia Pacific (ESCAP) and other international organizations; a number of national governments for IP Australia; and other intellectual property offices.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UTS Kim Gould graduated from UTS with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law. She later joined the Faculty in 1989 and has since had considerable experience and enjoyment in teaching first year law students through her association with the major introductory subject, Legal Process and History. More recently, Kim has developed both a teaching and a research interest in media law (see publications below). She is a member of the Communications and Media Law Association (CAMLA).
Since 2004, Kim has also undertaken academic co-ordination of the various undergraduate research thesis and postgraduate research project electives. This has brought her into contact each year with the cohort of undergraduate law Honours students as well as Masters students pursuing their specialist research interests.
Senior Lecturer, Information and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS
Maureen Henninger has a Masters degree in Information Science and a Graduate Diploma in Information Management (Librarianship) and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has had extensive academic and professional experience in the storing and retrieval of digital information, particularly database design, and in information design. Maureen consults widely in industry, government and for non-government organizations in these areas and has been invited to speak at many conferences on digital information retrieval in wide range of topics, including competitive intelligence, biomedical technology and government information. In her current academic position she has developed subjects in information design, information architecture, digital libraries, and digital curation. She is the coordinator of the undergraduate program in information and media and is on the education committee of the Australian Library and Information Association. Maureen's research activities include Web retrieval processes, digital libraries and data curation. For many years Maureen managed a successful continuing professional education program at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of books about digital information retrieval, the latest of which is a second edition of The Hidden Web.
Dean of Research - UTS
Lesley Hitchens joined UTS in January 2008 and was appointed as Associate Dean (Research) in July 2008. She has been an academic at universities in Australia and in the United Kingdom, and has also held visiting positions at universities in the UK. Prior to taking up an academic position, she practised as a commercial lawyer in London and Sydney.
She has taught postgraduate courses in comparative broadcasting regulation, and international and European regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting, and undergraduate courses in media law and electronic communications law. She also maintains an interest in corporate law teaching and scholarship.
Her research in communications regulation has focused on broadcasting regulation, with particular reference to ownership and control and content regulation. Much of her work has a comparative focus involving the United Kingdom (and EU), the United States, and Australia. She has held a number of research grants, and has been involved in projects advising on media reform in Russia and contributing to the development of media law studies in Hungary. In 2008 and 2009, she was part of an international research project on media pluralism funded by the EU.
She is also a co-editor of the Communications Law Bulletin and a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Media Law.
Lecturer, Faculty of Law - UTS
BA in Comm (Media Arts), LLB (Hons), Grad Cert Legal Practice (UTS), LLM (UNSW), Barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia Geoff Holland commenced teaching at UTS in 2003 in both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (where he taught Media Information and the Law and Regulation of the Media to media production and journalism students). He teaches Media Law in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the Faculty of Law.
Geoff holds degrees in law and media arts, and is currently completing postgraduate studies in Law. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the UTS Law Review (2003- 2006) and was Co-Editor of Volume 5 of the Review, "The Public Right to Know". He is currently a member of the Review's Academic Advisory Committee and is a member of the board of Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice. Geoff is the author of Halsbury's Laws of Australia chapter on Entertainment Law and co-author of the Laws of Australia chapter on Judicial Power.
Geoff practices law at the NSW Bar in areas of media, entertainment and communications law. Prior to joining UTS, Geoff worked in legal policy development, in publishing, and for a national media network.
Dr Martin Kornberger
Martin Kornberger received his PhD In Philosophy from the University of Vienna in 2002. Currently he works as Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney where he holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. He is Research Director for the newly established Creative Industry Innovation Centre which is funded by Australia's federal government with $17 million until 2012. Martin is also a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School.
Martin's research focuses on organizations are managed. He has worked with a variety of organizations from the creative industry field to public and private sector organizations including the City of Sydney, Deloitte, ING, IBM and others.
His work has been published in leading scientific journals including Public Administration, Strategic Organization, British Journal of Management, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Management Learning, Sociological Review, AAAJ, Journal of Business Ethics, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Industrial Relations Journal, European Management Review, Gender Work and Organization, Journal of Management Inquiry and others. Martin has written several books including the best-selling textbook Managing and Organizations. An Introduction to Theory and Practice with Stewart Clegg and Tyrone Pitsis (Sage). His latest book is called Brand Society (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
In a previous life, Martin co-founded the branding agency PLAY and was director from 2003 until 2008 when he exited the company. PLAY has delivered brand strategies and experiences for clients including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Freehills, ISS, MINI, Adobe, GlaxoSmithKline, Kellogg's, Subaru, Jaguar, The Sydney Opera House and others. In 2009, it was awarded the two most recognized Australian marketing awards (Adnews and B&T) in the category "Brand Experience Agency of the Year"
Dean for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Management and Administration, UTS
Before becoming an academic, Theo van Leeuwen worked as a film and television producer, scriptwriter and director in his native Holland and in Australia. He studied linguistics and semiotics at Macquarie and Sydney University and at the CETSAS in Paris. He has worked at Macquarie University, the University of the Arts (London), and Cardiff University, and lectured at many other Universities throughout the world. He is now Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS. He has written many books and articles on discourse analysis, visual communication and multimodality. His most recent book is Introducing Social Semiotics (Routledge, 2005) and he is currently working on Global Media Discourse, to be published with Routledge in 2007. He is also editor of the journal Visual Communication.
David Levine AO
Adj. Prof. The Hon David Levine RFD QC
The Hon. David Levine RFD QC has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law since his retirement from the NSW Supreme Court Bench in 2005. Whilst a member of the Court, Professor Levine conducted the Defamation List for ten years from 1993-2004. In private practice he specialized in media law. He was President of the Arts Law Centre of Australia from 1993-2004 and is a Councillor of the Art Gallery Society of NSW. Presently he is Chair of The Serious Offenders Review Council.
Dr David Lindsay
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University
David Lindsay is an expert in technology law including cyberlaw, copyright law, communications law (including broadcasting and telecommunications law) and privacy law. He is the author of International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007), a highly regarded study of international domain name dispute resolution. David has published many articles in the areas of copyright law, communications law, privacy law and media law. Since 2007, he has been a contributing author of the major intellectual property service, J. Lahore & W. Rothnie, Copyright and Designs (3rd ed, LexisNexis/Butterworths, Sydney, 1996).
Since 2008, David has been a member of the Media and Communications Sub-Committee of the Law Council of Australia. His current research focusses on the future of copyright law, regulation of social networking sites and broadband regulation.
Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Strength, UTS
Jim Macnamara had a distinguished 30-year career working in professional communication practice spanning journalism, public relations, advertising and media research before joining UTS. He was CEO of a leading strategic communication consultancy, MACRO Communication, for 13 years working with clients including Microsoft, Vodafone, the Business Software Association of Australia and Singapore Airlines, before founding and heading the Asia Pacific office of the world's leading media research company, CARMA International, for a decade. In 2006, he sold the company to Media Monitors and was appointed Group Research Director responsible for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In addition to scholarly writing, he is the author of 11 professional books and is a regular international speaker at conferences and seminars in the US, UK and Asia on communication and media, including new media.
Dr Alex Malik - ACCC
Dr Alex Malik has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of NSW, a Master of Laws degree from Sydney University and a PHD in Law from the University of Technology. Alex is a Senior Investigator with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and has been with the Commission since 2007. Alex was admitted as a solicitor in 1991, and is a former General Counsel at the Australian Recording Industry Association and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. Alex is also a former Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and has undertaken research work for the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department and IP Australia. Alex has written and spoken extensively on the digital revolution, criminal and civil enforcement issues, scams, intellectual property rights, licensing, indigenous rights, media law and franchising. Alex's publications include "Intellectual property crime and enforcement in Australia" a book published by the Australian Institute of Criminology, "Five years after the ripper ... lessons remain unlearnt" for the Copyright Reporter, "Music, music, music - with no copyright troubles" for the Sydney Morning Herald, "TV delays turn Australians into pirates" for The Age, "Federal Government moves forward on internet security" for the Internet Law Review, and a submission to The Federal Government's Inquiry into Australia's Indigenous visual arts and craft sector.
Professor Jill McKeough
Dean, Faculty of Law - UTS
Professor Jill McKeough has been Dean of the Law Faculty at UTS since 2005 and has extensive university leadership and management experience. From 2002 Jill was a Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and held the positions of Head of School, Associate Dean (Undergraduate) and Director of Postgraduate Students.
Jill has written and taught primarily in intellectual property (copyright, designs, patents, trade marks, confidential information, biotechnology and indigenous cultural heritage) as well as torts, commercial law, consumer protection, legal system and legal history. Jill has written a number of books, three of which have been published in up to four editions. Her research, including scholarly articles and government reports, has resulted in major policy developments and law reform.
Professor McKeough is currently on the Board of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, and is a member of the Board of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board and the Law Council of Australia's Intellectual Property Committee. She is Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) and chairs the Legal Education Standing Committee of CALD which has recently been responsible for administering a $250,000 Australian Learning and Teaching Grant to advance the Discipline of Law.
Professor Martin Nakata
Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) is Chair of Australian Indigenous Education & Director of Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His current research work focuses on higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge and library services. He has presented eighteen plenary and keynote addresses at national as well as international conferences in ten countries, and published various pieces on Indigenous Australians and education in various academic journals and books in Australia and abroad. His book, Disciplining the Savages-Savaging the Disciplines, was published in 2007 by Aboriginal Studies Press.
Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU)
Holly Raiche is an Executive Director of the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU). Prior to that, she was a Project Manager with the Communications Alliance (formerly ACIF) which included responsibility for the development of industry codes, and managing the Consumer and Disability Councils. She has been the communications advisor to the Australian Democrats and the Researcher and Policy Advisor for the Communications Law Centre, specialising in telecommunications issues. She has taught law at both undergraduate and graduate levels at UTS and UNSW Law faculties in the areas of communications law, electronic communications law and IT law.
Holly is a Visiting Fellow with the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW, a member as well as being on the Standing Advisory Committee on Consumer Affairs of the Australian Communications Consumer Association Network (Formerly CTN - Consumers' Telecommunications Network) Board and a member of the Australian Privacy Foundation. She has a BA and MA from George Washington University and an LLB from UNSW. Holly has written widely on telecommunications issues, particularly from a consumer perspective and sees the Internet as an invaluable tool throughout Holly's career.
Professor Sam Ricketson
Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne
Sam Ricketson holds degrees from the Universities of Melbourne and London, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia. Prior to his appointment to the University of Melbourne in November 2000, Sam was the Sir Keith Aickin Professor of Commercial Law at Monash University. Before this, he had held positions at the University of Melbourne (1977 to