Professor, Communication Studies
Co-Director, Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre (JMAD)
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 8422
Email: wayne.hope @aut.ac.nz
Dr Wayne Hope is a researcher, teacher and media commentator with over twenty years experience. His specific areas of research include New Zealand economic, political and media history, public sphere analysis, the political economy of communication, sport – media relationships, globalization and time. His research has been published across a range of academic journals including Media, Culture and Society, International Journal of Communication, Time and Society. Dr Hope is a long standing member of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR) and a senior contributor to the Political Economy section. Dr Hope is joint editor of an online IAMCR journal entitled Political Economy of Communication. Dr Hope has taught in high schools, adult education courses and universities. At the Auckland University of Technology he is curriculum leader for undergraduate media communication courses and teaches a postgraduate course entitled Time, Temporality and Globalization. In 1999 Dr Hope was an inaugural winner of AUTs Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr Hope is also a regular media commentator who has appeared or spoken on TVNZ Breakfast, Face TV, Radio Live and Radio National Nine-to-Noon. He also contributes regular comment pieces for The Daily Blog NZ.
Dr Hope has been primary supervisor for fourteen completed Masters dissertations and one completed PhD dissertation. The latter publication won the Dean’s award for excellence in postgraduate studies for 2010. Dr Hope has supervised dissertations in all of his stated research areas and co-authored academic articles with former thesis students. He has externally examined eight Masters and two PhD dissertations from other universities.