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Associate Professor Glen Fuller is the Head of School, School of Arts and Communication. He joined the University of Canberra as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He convened the Journalism program 2014-2016, the Masters of Communication 2017-present, and has served as Head of School 2018-present.

Glen completed his PhD in 2007, graduating from the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney. He has a professional background in specialist magazine publishing.

Student Projects Available

Associate Professor Fuller is currently supervises research students in the following areas:

  • Media and communication technology in the family and gendered social norms of its use;
  • Discourses of gendered violence;
  • The role of online discussion forums in subcultures of drug consumption;
  • Social media use in the Middle East;
  • Shifts in organisational communication due to media technology.

Potential supervision areas

  • Media and affect (enthusiasm);
  • Discourse and social media, with a particular focus on messy, non-API-based research methods;
  • Communication technology and cultural practice;
  • Gender and media cultures;
  • Celebrity media cultures;
  • Journalism and innovation discourse.

Research interests

  • Journalism and Media Industry Innovation

Journalism and news-based media industries are changing in ways that have been described as a crisis. There are two major strands to this research: 1. Looking beyond the hype and myopic short term discourses of 'innovation' and 'journalism futures' and 2. Capturing a sense of the experience for recent graduates working with skilled journalists as they develop news practices and new professional norms. 

  • Discourse and Media Events

Developing hybrid research methodologies that bridge the divide between quantitative and qualitative digital research methods. Part of this process involves rethinking 'media events' in terms of communication technology, discourse and post-structuralist philosophies of the 'event' (Deleuze, Foucault).

  • Media and Affect (Enthusiasm)

The role of specialist media in 'scenes' and the relation between media and enthusiasm (affect). His current interest is researching cycling culture and in particular the role of organised events as vehicles for cultural change. Fuller's PhD research focused on modified-car culture and understanding the role of magazines and enthusiast events for structuring the scene.

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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2005 2018

A history of anticipating the future: an analysis of the AN Smith lectures, Andrew Olle Lectures and media commentary

FULLER, G. & Barnes, R., Nov 2018, In : Media International Australia. 169, 1, p. 101-116 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

media industry

Beyond the ‘usual suspects’: #ROCUR social media accounts and voice, controversy and trolling

SANDHAM, S. & FULLER, G., 2018, ANZCA Conference : Proceedings 2017. Australia, p. 1-16 16 p. (ANZCA Conference).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
social media

Digital News Report Australia 2018

FISHER, C., LEE, J. Y., PARK, S. & FULLER, G., 14 Jun 2018, Canberra: News Media Research Centre, University of Canberra. 106 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReports

Open Access

Enthusiasm for Making a Difference: Adapting Data Journalism Skills for Digital Campaigning

Fuller, G., Jun 2018, In : Asia Pacific Media Educator. 28, 1, p. 112-123 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Foreign study tours for student journalists: cross-cultural learning and education

FULLER, G. & BRIDGES, S., 2018, ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2017. Martin, F. (ed.). ANZCA, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
Middle East

Activities 2015 2018

  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Other
  • 1 Oral presentation

Social media news users’ experiences of fake news and information distribution practices

Jee Young LEE (Speaker), Sora Park (Speaker), Caroline Fisher (Speaker), Glen Fuller (Speaker)
10 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Submission to ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry

Caroline FISHER (Participant), Sora PARK (Participant), Glen FULLER (Participant), Dan ANDREW (Participant), Jee Young LEE (Participant)
11 Apr 2018

Activity: Expert Advice and OtherOther

Submission to the Select Committee on Future of Public Interest Journalism

Caroline FISHER (Participant), Jerry WATKINS (Participant), Glen FULLER (Participant)
22 Jun 2017

Activity: Expert Advice and OtherOther

Indigenous Health May Day Workshop

Glen FULLER (Organiser), Lynore Geia (Organiser), Melissa SWEET (Organiser)
15 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Anticipating Innovation

Glen FULLER (Organiser)
11 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...