Dr Lee Mcgowan

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Personal details


football, soccer, football fiction, football writing, creative writing, digital writing, genre studies


Performing Arts and Creative Writing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Arts (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of JMC Academy Academic Board

Member of Queensland Football History Project Executive Committee

Member of the Football Collective

Member of the Australian Society of Authors

Member of the Sports Literature Association



Lee works across a range of learning environments incorporating online learning activities and resources to augment the classroom experience. He has taught across a range of undergraduate units, predominantly in his discipline - creative writing. He has also designed and delivered core and capstone units in postgraduate coursework programs and run research events, programs and units in higher degree research:

  • Undergraduate teaching includes - introductory fiction and non-fiction units, short stories, great books, novel and memoir, youth and children's writing, media writing;
  • Postgraduate coursework teaching includes - transmedia storytelling, entrepreneurship in the creative economy, project design in the creative industries, imagining creative futures, creative practice as research, and reflective practice theory;
  • Research training includes - Approaches to Research, Creative Practice as Research, and Project Development.

Lee has led design and delivery of a new Graduate Certificate qualification, and been heavily involved in reaccrediting postgraduate coursework programs and the Faculty's Professional Doctorate Program, which has undergone a significant transition under his leadership.

To date, he has 11 HDR completions in hand and is currently supervising projects in: transmedia storytelling, digital publishing, digital narrative ecologies, creative writing, and sport.

Selected publications

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