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Senior Lecturer, School of Creative Practice, Queensland University of Technology

John Willsteed was born in Brisbane in the 50s. Since abandoning his architectural studies in 1976 to pursue a life in music, he has played with numerous iconic Australian independent bands. He toured the world through the late 80s with The Go-Betweens and has recorded and performed with The Apartments and Ed Kuepper. He is currently a member of acclaimed Brisbane band Halfway. He is also an AFTRS graduate, and has won national and international awards for his film and television sound work. He is a senior lecturer in Music in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, Kelvin Grove. He thinks he is well loved by his sweetheart and child but can never be absolutely sure. The human condition.


  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts, Music and Sound
  • 2016–present
    Head of department, School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts, Music


  • 2008 
    Griffith University, Grad Cert, Higher Ed
  • 1996 
    Australian Film TV and Radio School, Extension Certificate, Sound