CV :: Teaching

Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Australia, Wednesday September 17, 2014

A more comprehensive PDF of my most current CV (March, 2017) outlining my cultural, production and academic experiences can be downloaded here. Excerpts from recent video lectures and work produced for the Curriculum Design Lab at the University of Melbourne can be viewed on Vimeo.


Doctor of Philosophy  (2014)
Griffith University, School of Humanities
Dark Euphoria : The Neo Gothic Narrative of Millennial Technoculture

BA Honours in Arts & Humanities (2000)
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
Millenniamodernity & the Magic of Television

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts  (1995)
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
Majoring in Creative Writing & Contemporary Theatre


University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Curriculum Designer Faculty of Arts (Jul 2016 – )

Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney, Australia
Peer Assessor
Arts Projects & Multi-Arts (April 2016 – )

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Online Tutor Drama Screenwriting (OUA) (Mar 2015 – )

James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Adjunct Lecturer Online Education Specialist (Jan 2014 – )


University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Lead Researcher & Author Media Lab Feasibility Study (Aug 2015 – Jan 2016)

James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
MOOC Design & Delivery Creative Cultures (June 2014 – Nov 2015)
Founding Director & Curator Screengrab Media Arts Award (2009 – 2016)

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Coordinator Documentary Script Writing (OUA) (Jun 2015 – Ongoing)
Coordinator Drama Screenwriting (OUA) (Mar 2015 – Ongoing)

Upwelling Festival, Portland, Australia
Glenelg Shire Council / Australia Council funded project
Arts Project Coordinator Birds Without Borders (August-October, 2015)

The Accident of Technology hosted at Vimeo. A video module from the Creative Cultures lecture series on the dark side of Futurism as seen through the prism of technological accident as described by Paul Virilio and as witnessed in WWI dog fights, the Hindenburg disaster and ultimately Hiroshima.


James Cook University, Townsville, Australia  (2008-2014)

Academic & Administration Roles

Lecturer, Digital Media Design  (2008 – 2014)
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of New Media Arts  (2009 – 2012)
Director of Teaching & Learning School of Creative Arts (2010-2012)
Academic Leader, Curriculum Refresh Project (2010-2012)
Course Coordinator, Diploma of Creative Arts  (2009 – 2013)
1st Year Coordinator, Creative Arts, Townsville  (2010 – 2013)

Committees and Special Interest Groups

School Executive Committee  School of Creative Arts (2009 – 2012)
Indigenous Support Committee,
Faculty Law Business & the Creative Arts  (2009 – 2011)
Gallery Advisory Committee  (2008 – 2011)
Numeracy & Literacy SIG, James Cook University  (2010 – 2014)
Flexible Learning SIG, James Cook University  (2011 – 2014)

Acting and Caretaker Roles

Acting Director, Teaching & Learning  (June 2009- January 2010)
Acting Head of School, Creative Arts (January 2011)

Birmingham City University, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  (2005 – 2008)­

Academic & Administration Roles

Founding Course Director  (2006 – 2008)
BSc Film Technology & Production
Founding Course Director  (2005 – 2007)
MSc Interactive Media
Course Director  (2005 – 2007)
MSc Digital TV Technology & Production



NQ Arts Awards, Best Exhibition
Townsville (2009 & 2015)
JCU Faculty Citation for Outstanding Teaching
Faculty of Law, Business & Creative Arts (October, 2011)
JCU Teaching Award for Inclusive Practice
Vice Chancellor’s Award (November, 2008)


NQ Arts Awards, Most Outstanding Visual Artist Award
Townsville (May, 2015)
MADATAC06 Video Art Prize
Madrid (December, 2014)
Lumen Digital Arts Prize
Cardiff (July, 2014


The Screen Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand
Member (Since 2015)
Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
Member (Since 2014)
The Australian Collaborative Education Network
Member (Since, 2012)
Design Institute of Australia
Education Faculty Member (Since 2012)
The Australia Council for the Arts
Pool of Peers, Media Arts (2014)
Artspaced Inc, Townsville
Board Member (2012 – 2013)
Renew Townsville
Founding Board Member (2010-2012)

Imagining the City on Vimeo. A history of artistic interpretation of the modern industrialized city from Lang, Chaplin and  Le Cobusier to the virtual metropolis of the contemporary information space.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  (by subject, 1998-2014)

James Cook University, Townsville, AUS

Bachelor of New Media Arts  (2008 – 2014)
NM3104: Creative Exchange
NM2000: Art Artist Environment
NM1103: Creative Cultures & Contexts
NM2402: Still & Dynamic Typography
NM3402: Information & Publication Design for Digital Media
NM3001: The Reflective Creative Practitioner
NM3000: Connecting the Creative Arts
NM1402: Communication Design For Digital Media
NM1000: Introduction to New Media
NM3302: Time Based Digital Media (Video)

Bachelor of Communication Design  2008
CA3000: Folio Development
TH2620: Digital Video Production Essentials

Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

MSc Interactive Media
Course Director  (2005 – 2008)

Prototype Development Cycle
Interactive TV Services
Interactive DVD Production
Digital Asset Management Systems

MSc Digital TV Technology & Production
Course Director  (2005- 2008)

Creative Applications
Technical Applications
Digital Acquisition Techniques
Digital Studio Operations
Interactive Operations & Practice

BSc Film Production Technology
Course Director  (2007 – 2008)

Content Acquisition
Screen Studies
Film Industry
Research Methods & TV Scripting
Broadcast Journalism & Interactive TV                             
Media Design & Graphics
Media Streaming IV

Griffith Film School, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, AUS

Bachelor of Digital Media Design
Bachelor of Screen Production
Lecturer & Co-Course Convener  (2004 & 2005)

Digital Production I                                                             
Writing For the Web 

Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus, AUS

BA Creative Arts & BA Communications
Tutor, Lecturer & Course Convener*  (1998-2005)

New Communication Technologies  2005*
E – Theatre   2002 & 2005
Video As Art   2005*
Cyberstudies   2002 & 2004
Writing For the Web   2003*
The Business of Film & Television  2003 – 2005
Film Industry   2003 – 2005
Digital Production Methods   2002
Contemporary Arts Practice II   1999 – 2000
Creative Writing   2000
News & Current Affairs Production   1999 – 2002
Broadcast Journalism   1998 – 2003
Advance Video Production   1998 – 2003*
Basic Video Production  1998 – 2002*

Seeing Paris and New York on Vimeo. The twin cities of early twentieth century modernism as seen and experienced through the work of Robert Delaunay (Paris, 1910s) and Fortunato Depero (New York, 1930s).


The Volda Lecture Series  2003
Guest Lecture
A series of lectures for a touring delegation of academic staff and students from Volda University in Norway.  Entitled Signs & Sequins – Cultural Appropriation on the Gold Coast, the lecture discusses the visual milieu of Australia’s most paradoxical urban environment.

Master Class  2003-2004
The Australian Acting Academy, South Brisbane
Training for Academy staff in the production of digital video material and the nuances of screen acting to students from a predominately theatrical background.

Guest Lecturer & Course Design  2003
The Australian Acting Academy, South Brisbane
6 week course teaching screen acting to adult students from a predominately theatrical background.  This included writing, producing and production of a feature length film.

Creative Writing Tutor  2003
James An College, Southport, Gold Coast
Teaching creative writing to Korean high school students whose second language is English.

Production Manager  1999-2000
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
Managing the technical infrastructure of large scale endeavors by the School such as The Writing 2000 Conference and the Imagining the Gold Coast Conference (1999).  Producing commissioned projects between the School of Arts and external stakeholders such as the Gold Coast City Council and Prime TV, Gold Coast. Providing a directorial role to high achieving students in numerous projects with highly visible public outcomes.

Equipment Officer  1997-1999
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
Purchasing equipment for use in the School by staff, students and postgraduates / Research into to new technology trends and advising the Head of School of these findings / The maintenance of computers and AV equipment.

Media Demonstrator  1998-2003
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
The demonstration of equipment and software to staff and students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level  /  Providing technical support to productions touring major festivals and conferences.

Project Officer  1999-2000
Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast Campus
Overseeing the projected technical requirements of the School of Arts Production facility, (built in 2001)  /  Documenting School productions, installations and major cultural events for archival purposes.

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