Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology

Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communications in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, Australia. He is a Chief Investigator with the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.

He is the author of Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2007), The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (Sage, 2012), Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2012), Global Creative Industries (Polity, 2013), Key Concepts in Creative Industries (Sage, 2013), New Media: An Introduction (OUP, 2104), and Media Economics (Palgrave, 2015). A co-edited book, Global Media and National Policies: the Return of the State, will be published by Palgrave in early 2016.

He has a wide range of research interests and research experience, and is the author of eight books, 11 research monographs, 43 book chapters, 75 refereed academic journal articles, and has been an editor of 13 special issues of academic journals and refereed conference proceedings. He was President of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association during 2009-2010, and is a member of the Executive Board of the International Communications Association, chairing the Global Communication and Social Change Division.

During 2011-2012, he was seconded to the Australian Law Reform Commission to chair the National Classification Scheme Review. The ALRC's Final Report, Classification - Content Regulation and Convergent Media, was tabled in Federal Parliament in March 2012.


  • –present
    Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology
  • –present
    Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission


    Griffith University, PhD
    University of Sydney, MEcon
    University of Sydney, BEcon (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)