Terry Flew is a Professor of Media and Communications at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, Australia. During 2011, he was Head of the Fashion, Journalism, Media and Communication Portfolio. From 2001-2006, he was the Head of Media and Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, and from 2006-2008 was Head of Postgraduate Studies in the Creative Industries Faculty.
From May 2011 to February 2012 he was seconded by the Attorney-General to the Australian Law Reform Commission, to head the National Classification Scheme Review. The ALRC’s final report, Classification – Content Regulation and Convergent Media (ALRC Report 108), was tabled in the Australian Federal parliament by the Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, the hon Jason Clare MP, on 2 March 2012.
In 2012, he was appointed by the Australian Research Council to the Research Evaluation Committee (REC) for Cluster Two: Humanities and Creative Arts, in the second Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation round.
Professor Flew has a wide range of research interests, and is the author of three books. His book New Media: An Introduction (Oxford) is Australia’s leading new media textbook, having sold almost 10,000 copies over three editions: a fourth edition will be completed in late 2012. Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2007) has been translated into Arabic and Polish, and The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (Sage) will was published in 2012.
He has a wide range of research interests and research experience, and has been an author of three books, 11 research monographs, 33 book chapters, 60 refereed academic journal articles (three forthcoming), and has been an editor of 11 special issues/themed sections of academic journals and refereed conference proceedings (one forthcoming).
He has led Australian Research Council-funded projects into citizen journalism in Australia (with the Special Broadcasting Service, Cisco Systems Australia and The National Forum), and the development of a creative workforce in Australia’s outer suburban communities. He has also been a chief investigator in projects looking at creative industries developments in China, and worked with Kids Help line on the development of online counseling tools and resources for at-risk children.
He is a Chief Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, and a Work Program leader in New Media Services for the Smart Services Co-operative Research Centre where he has worked with leading industry partners including Fairfax Digital. He was also a chief investigator with the ARC Cultural Research Network from 2005 to 2009.
He was President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association from 2009-2010, and is active in the International Communications Association.
He has provided expert advice to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the National Academies Forum, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, the Communications Law Centre, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Brisbane City Council, the Marsden Fund (New Zealand), the European Science Foundation and the Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO).
He is a board member of The National Forum, publishers of the Australian public affairs e-journal, On Line Opinion.
He has supervised nine PhD theses and five research Masters theses to completion, and has supervised students from China, Taiwan, Germany, Malaysia, the United States and Singapore. He has also supervised students in collaborative projects with industry partners including the Special Broadcasting Service.