Stuart Cunningham is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications at Queensland University of Technology, where he is Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. Professor Cunningham holds a ministerial appointment to the Library Board of Queensland and is an elected member of the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, after serving as President to 2008. He has chaired the Humanities and Creative Arts panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, and served on the Executive and Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities for five years. Stuart has been a leader in research and advocacy for the relevance of culture and creativity to innovation policy, and directs the only nationally-funded research centre dedicated to this objective.
His most recent books are The Media and Communications in Australia 3rd ed (with Graeme Turner, 2010) and In the Vernacular: A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy (2008). He is well known for his writings on media, communications and cultural policy; visit http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Cunningham,_Stuart.html