Associate Professor Brett Hutchins

  • Associate Professor Brett Hutchins is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow based in the School of Media, Film & Journalism. He is completing a four-year international research program titled, The Mobile Media Sport Moment: Markets, Technologies, Power.

    Research and Publications

    Brett undertakes research, postgraduate supervision, and media commentary in the following areas:

    • Sports media and culture
    • Mobile media
    • Online and digital media
    • Environmental media
    • Media Studies

    His major publications include the following books (details of his publications are available through the CV posted under the ‘Biography‘ tab at the top of the page):

    He also sits on the editorial board of the international journals, Communication & Sport (Sage), Journal of Sport and Social Issues (Sage), and Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature & Culture (Taylor & Francis).


    Brett enjoys supervising PhD and Masters research projects, having worked with students from the Philippines, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. These projects examine a range of topics, including mobile communications and media, sports media, social networking, blogging, e-government, online journalism, the radio industry, branding, video gaming, and diapsoric media communities. (Click here for details of these projects.)

    Media Commentary

    Brett is also an active media commentator. As well as writing opinion pieces for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation, he receives regular invitations from national and international news outlets to be interviewed about sport, digital technologies, and the media. These outlets have included the BBC World Service, The Huffington Post in the US, The Daily Telegraph in London, The New Straits Times in Malaysia, News Hour on the “Australian Network” of ABC International, ABC Television News, ABC Radio’s “PM with Mark Colvin”, Radio National’s “Australia Talks” and “Life Matters”, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, and Crikey.

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