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Associate Professor - Communication and Media, University of Canberra

David Nolan is Associate Professor in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Canberra, and a member of the News and Media Research Centre. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and is currently Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA). He is currently lead investigator on the ARC-funded project ‘Amplifying Indigenous News: A digital intervention’. His research focuses on understanding change in journalism, the role of media in intercultural relations, and transformations in humanitarian communication.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, University of Canberra
  • 2003–2020
    Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2003 
    RMIT University, PhD

Research Areas

  • Journalism Studies (190301)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)