Philip Dearman is a lecturer in Politics, Economies and Communication in the School of Media and Communication.
He is currently the Program Manager for Undergraduate Journalism.
Philip researches the social uses of communication technologies in political economic life. He engages with questions about the character and impact of advanced liberalism, on various aspects of politics, power and governing. His interests include the organisation and regulation of labour (including the historical development and contemporary re-definitions of professional work), the digitalisaton of education, citizen participation in policy making, and the cultural communication of mobility.
- Describing and accounting for the digitalisation of education
- Studying citizen engagement with the design and construction of transport systems
- Following the communication of urban futures
Philip is a category 1 supervisor, able to supervise both Masters and PhD candidates. He is currently supervising projects on sport and social media, workplace collaboration, post-disaster recovery in tourism, fact check journalism, and the cultural communication of trauma and ruin.
Philip Dearman teaches in the Politics, Economies & Communication Contextual Stream, which is available to students enrolled in Bacherlor of Communication and Bachelor of Arts programs offered by the School of Media & Communication.
Philip came to RMIT at the beginning of 2010, after working for twelve years in the Communications and Writing program at Monash University's Gippsland campus.
Philip is currently the Program Manager for Undergraduate Journalism.
PhD Communication Studies, Monash University
BA (Hons), Media and Cultural Studies, University of South Australia
Dearman, P. (2012) ‘Educational social networking: a genealogy of the panoptic playground’, presented atSurveillance in/and Everyday Life, Sydney, February.
Dearman, P. (2012) ‘Social learning networks and digital citizens: who gets governed in the panoptic playground?’, presented at the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association, Adelaide, July.
Morieson, L., Dearman, P. & Greenfield, C. (2012) ‘Politics, economies, communication: teaching with (or against?) the vocational grain in media and communication courses at RMIT’, presented at the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association, Adelaide, July.
Dearman, P. (2007) ‘Discourse and professional autonomy: towards a genealogy of expertise’, presented at the Foucault Colloquium, Monash University, Churchill.
Dearman, P. (2005) ‘Political Blogging and the Rhetorics of Democracy: Conversation & Participation in the Blogosphere’, presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of OURMedia, United Theological College, Bangalore.
Dearman, P. & Galloway, C. (2005) ‘Putting podcasting into perspective’, presented at the Radio Conference 2005, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Dearman, P. (2004) ‘Acceptance and resistance in the implementation of ICTs: negotiating change in professional work’, presented at Bringing the Study of Work Back to Labor Studies, Annual Conference of the United American Labor Educators, Chicago.
Dearman, P. (2000) ‘Making meaning in social work: professionalism and techniques of recording’, presented at Managerialism, Contractualism and Professionalism in the Human Services, Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Dearman, P. & Thomas, P. (1999) ‘Communication and Translation: Preparing for Sunway, and the development of Australian higher education subjects for on-campus delivery in Malaysia’, presented at the Alter/Asians conference, Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies, University of Western Sydney.
Dearman, P. (1995) ‘Problems in critical sociology: the case of sole parents’, presented at the National Social Policy Conference, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.
- Dearman, P.,Greenfield, C. (2014). Investigating communication, media and democracy In: How We Are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Dearman, P. (2014). Reading cyber-safety: Co-regulatory partnerships, empowered citizens and markets for education In: How we are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- North, L.,Dearman, P. (2010). The rhetoric of 'community': ABC Local Radio's coverage of the 2009 Victorian bushfires In: Media International Australia, , 80 - 89
- Dearman, P. (2007). Testing Times: A-E Report Cards, Teacher Scrutiny and the Politics of Choice In: Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 40, 34 - 58
- Dearman, P.,Galloway, C. (2005). Putting podcasting into perspective In: Radio in the World: Papers from the 2005 Melbourne Radio Conference, Melbourne, Austraia, 11-14 July 2005
- Dearman, P. (2005). Computerized social casework recording: Autonomy and control in Australia's income support agency In: Labor Studies Journal , 30, 47 - 65
- Dearman, P. (2003). The Online University as Managerial Investment in Transforming Academic Labour In: Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 36, 25 - 39
2 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions