Stuart Cunningham AM is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology.
He directed the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, the first Centre of Excellence based in the humanities, from 2005 to 2014.
His most recent honours include admission into the fellowship of the UK-based Academy of the Social Sciences in 2013, the award of a Fulbright Senior Scholarship for 2014–15, and the award of Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for ‘significant service to higher education, particularly to the study of media and communications, as an academic and researcher’.
He was elected as an inaugural fellow in Cultural and Communication Studies in the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and has served in several leadership roles in advocacy, advice and governance in research and higher education, and in the screen and library sectors.
His most recent books are Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves Online(edited with Dina Iordanova, 2012), Key Concepts in Creative Industries (with John Hartley, Jason Potts, Terry Flew, John Banks and Michael Keane, 2013), Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector (2014), Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World (with Jon Silver, 2013), The Media and Communications in Australia (edited with Sue Turnbull) and Media Economics (with Terry Flew and Adam Swift, 2015).