About Professor Gerard Goggin

Gerard's research focusses on digital media, and is located at the intersection of media, communication, and cultural studies. The distinctiveness of Gerard’s work lies in its pioneering analysis and theorisation of new media forms, technologies, and cultures — especially mobile phones and mobile media, and the Internet. Gerard's research seeks to bring cultural and media theories, concepts, and methods to the study of new technologies, especially digital, networked, and convergent technologies. It seeks also to cross-fertilise media and cultural research with approaches from other disciplines such as disability studies, and social studies of science and technology, and in so doing expand the reach and rigour of the field. Gerard has an abiding interest in policy and regulation, and is interested to combine and integrate policy-inflected modes of inquiry into media and cultural research. Increasingly his research is moving from focussed studies of particular new media phenomena to a general rethinking of media and culture, and their associated policy and regulatory formations. Gerard is author of over 110 refereed papers and book chapters, and author or editor of 11 books. From 2006-2009 Gerard was editor of the premier media studies journal Media International Australia. In 2005 Gerard was awarded the Human Rights Arts Non-Fiction Award for his book, Disability in Australia, co-authored with the late Professor Christopher Newell (http://www.hreoc.gov.au/about/media/media_releases/2005/69_05.html)

Gerard holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Sydney for a thesis entitled Turbulent Preceptors: Mentoring, Maternity and Masculinity in Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley. His undergraduate studies were in English literature and Indonesian at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in 1986. Gerard has held academic appointments at Southern Cross University, University of Queensland, and previously at University of Sydney (2006-2007, as an ARC Australian Research Fellow). In 2007, he was a visiting professor at the Centre d’Estudis Australians, Universidat de Barcelona. Most recently, Gerard was Professor of Digital Communication and deputy-director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales. As well as his academic work, Gerard has a strong background in policy, industry, and community engagement dating back to the early 1990s, when he was Policy Advisor at Consumers Telecommunications Network. From 2002-2008, Gerard served as Deputy Chair and public member of the Telephone Information Service Standards Council, the industry self-regulatory body for premium rate voice telecommunications services. Gerard Gerard was a founding board member of Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (established in 2009). Currently Gerard is a member of the Australian e-Research Infrastructure Council (AeRIC)

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