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Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology

Brian McNair is an academic researcher and media commentator. He writes on a wide range of topics including journalism, political communication, popular culture and mediated sexuality. His most recent books are Communication and Political Crisis (Peter Lang, 2016), Porno? Chic! (Routledge, 2013), Journalists In Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and An Introduction To Political Communication (6th edition, Routledge, 2017). He is a regular contributor to press, online and broadcast media in Australia and overseas, including ABC News 24, Sky News, BBC World, and many other news outlets. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, including Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Greek, Polish, Persian, Bahasa, Romanian, Czech and Albanian.


  • 2010–2017
    Professor, Journalism, Media and Communication


  • 1987 
    University of Glasgow, Ph.D Sociology

Research Areas

  • Communication And Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (200199)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Cultural Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (200299)