Dr. Tom Heenan

  • Tom believes that learning should be informative and a fun experience. He likes nothing more than taking students on the road. His students sample life in Outback New South Wales. He introduces them to the mining community around Broken Hill, and the endless expanses of Eldee Station and the Mundi Mundi Plain.

    They ride camels, visit the ghost town of Silverton and meet the indigenous custodians at Lake Mungo National Park. Students explore this and other Australian places and issues as part of Tom’s Australian Idols: Exploring Contemporary Australia unit.

     

    Latest news and opinion

     

    Heenan, T., Dunstan D., 2014, Shattering the Bradman myth, The New Daily.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2014, Goodes gong: a chance to right old wrongs, AFL, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2014, Heart deal a reality check for Magpies, AFL, BackPageLead, AustraliaView Publication

    Heenan, T., 2014, Melbourne, the ultimate sports city, BackPageLead, AustraliaView Publication

    Heenan, T., 2014,  Kickbacks, Embezzlement: The Winter Olympics, Putin Style, The New DailyAustralia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2014, Cellar-dwelling code under pressure to adapt, BackPageLead, AustraliaView Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Boxing Day a great tradition – but will it last?, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Bombergate: the gift that keeps on giving, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013,  Clarke’s threats reminiscent of Bodyline, The Age, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013,  A shambles of the AFL’s making, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Horse trading, kangaroo courts: what a circus, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Saints’ halo slips … again, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Could Johnson be a late-blooming Keith Miller?, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Gladiatorial contests a marketer’s dream, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Time to pull the plug on dire Dees, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Sachin, greater than The Don, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, Eddie McGuire, Adam Goodes and ‘apes’: a landmark moment in Australian race relations,  The Conversation, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Putting an end to Bombergate, Herald Sun, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., 2013, Lyon might be a genius, but he’s not evil, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, Boozy boys behind the times, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, No declaration so Warnie’s out, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, O’Brien a square peg in footy’s round hole, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, Bombers counting cost of an ‘unfair’ process, BackPageLead, Australia.  View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan, D., 2013, Sport’s scourge hits our shores, BackPageLead, Australia. View Publication

    Heenan, T., Dunstan D., 2013, Through a gap in the Don’s bend, Outlook India.  View Publication

     

    Radio commentary

    The History of Boxing Day on 4BC. To listen, click here

     

    Interdisciplinary collaborations

    Melbourne Cup’s Greatest Moments, The Herald Sun and News Corp Australia mastheads, 2013

    Dr Tom Heenan, Research Director

    Herald Sun: Melbourne Cup’s greatest moments from 1960s onwards

    Herald Sun: Media Puzzle’s win in 2002 captures Australian hearts

    Herald Sun: Iconic moments that shaped the Melbourne Cup