Professor Stuart Cunningham, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Cunningham is Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology, and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. This centre draws on contributions across the humanities, creative arts and social sciences to help build a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system in Australia.

His most recent books are The Media and Communications in Australia 3rd ed (edited with Graeme Turner, Allen & Unwin, 2010) and In the Vernacular: A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy (University of Queensland Press, 2008).

He has served as a Commissioner of the Australian Film Commission; foundation Chair of QPIX, Queensland’s screen resource centre; Treasurer and Executive member of Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Panel Chair and member, Australian Research Council College of Experts; President of the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS); and currently is an appointee to the Library Board of Queensland and a board member of CHASS.