Philip is Head of Journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism.
Before joining Monash in 2008 he enjoyed a career in journalism and multimedia publishing that saw him win many of the country’s top awards, including a Gold Walkley and a Logie. These were for a series of documentaries called Labor in Power, which investigated the untold power struggles of the Hawke and Keating governments between 1983 and 1993. He won other gold awards and held senior executive positions in a career that spanned print, radio and television.
Philip then entered the world of new media, setting up a publishing company in 1995 that won many prizes for web design and the innovative application of multimedia to learning. One CD-ROM project on the history of Australian Federation was distributed twice, in two editions, to all schools in the country.
In 2014, Philip published his third book, Power Failure, which is an evaluation of the successes and failures of climate change policy-making in the governments of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, 2007 – 13.
As Head of Journalism, Philip encourages students to ponder this question: “As a Monash journalism graduate, you will inform and shape the future. The only question is: what is the world you would like to create?”