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 (2014-17) 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:

  • Mobile media and communications
  • Online and digital media
  • Sports media and culture
  • Environmental media
  • News media and journalism
  • Media Studies

His major publications include the following books and articles (further details about his publications are available through his CV, which is also posted under the ‘Biography‘ tab at the top of the page):

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

PhD and Masters-by-Research Supervision

Brett supervises a range of PhD and Masters research projects. He has worked successfully 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.)

Podcast Series and Media Commentary

Available on both iTunes and Soundcloud, Brett has hosted the Media Sport Podcast Series since 2014. Focusing on the intersections between sport and media globally, this series features interviews about urgent social, cultural, economic and political issues with leading international researchers working across the humanities and social sciences.

Brett is also an active media commentator. As well as writing opinion pieces for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Inside Story 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, Mashable and The Huffington Post in the US, The Daily Telegraph in London, The New Straits Times in Malaysia, ABC Television News, ABC News 24, News Hour on the “Australian Network” of ABC International, 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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