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Joseph Fernandez

Head of Department, Journalism, Curtin University

Dr Joseph M Fernandez is Associate Professor and heads the Journalism Department at Curtin University. His work experience includes 14 years as the chief editor of a daily newspaper.

His latest book, Media Law in Australia: Principles, Pitfalls and Potentials, was released in August 2013 through Black Swan Press.


  • –present
    Academic, Curtin University, Western Australia


  • 2008 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (Law)
  • 2002 
    University of Western Australia, Master of Laws
  • 1998 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Laws
  • 1996 
    Curtin University, Bachelor of Arts (English) (With Distinction)


  • 2007
    Media Law Handbook, A guide for journalism students and others engaged in media publishing.


Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2011.