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My teaching and research career arose from what I thought would be one year at AUT as a student working towards a postgraduate diploma.
Talked out of pursuing either a journalism or an advertising creativity major (I planned to upskill in one of the fields I had already worked in), I enrolled in the arguably more academic-focussed creative industries major. More study opportunities followed, two thesis’ were penned, and I eventually swapped ‘Mr’ for ‘Dr’; all the while lecturing part-time in the BCS and CCS programs.
I am a fervent advocate of the balance between theory & practice in both the BCS and CCS programmes. I bring long-term experience as a radio broadcaster, music journalist, deejay, voice artist, venue and stage manager, advertising creative, and audio engineer into the classroom. This experience is in turn further informed by my ongoing research.