Five industry fellows have been appointed to the School of Media and Communication from a range of disciplinary and professional domains.
Experienced specialists from diverse professions will make a contribution to creative practice research as well as teach students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Professor Martyn Hook, the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, said the recruitment of this cohort of industry fellows from across the media and comms landscape was an exciting addition to the academic staff profile at RMIT.
“They represent both a range of professional practices and the diversity of industry sectors our students engage with and go on to lead,” Hook said.
“We are excited about their inclusion into the School community and the particular focus that they will bring to our teaching and learning, our research and our broader engagement with industry.”
The fellows are from the disciplines of Advertising, Digital Media, Communication Design, Media and Photography.
Ben Crockett (Advertising)
Crockett has created advertising campaigns that have taken him all over the world and has developed the brands of companies. He will be teaching students in the Bachelor of Communication (Advertising).
Tom Penney (Digital Media)
With a practice that involves traditional media, performance, 3D imaging and games technology, Penney will teach in the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) and Bachelor of Design (Games).
Louise Turley (Media)
Turley is a television producer and director employed by ABC Television for 19 years and has worked for BBC Television in London. Turley will teach in the Bachelor of Communication (Media).
Stuart Geddes (Communication Design)
An award-winning designer, Geddes is teaching a studio in the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) focused on small press publishing and in the Master of Communication Design he is running a weekly experimental typography workshop.
Jerry Galea (Photography) is a freelance editorial photographer specializing in editorial and lifestyle imagery. Galea will teach photojournalism in the Bachelor of Arts (Photography).
Associate Professor Lisa French, Deputy Dean of Media, said the appointments would strengthen the School’s ties with industry.
“The fellows will bring in new networks and help build projects with industry through their contacts,” French said.
The appointments are for three years.
Story: Wendy Little