Associate Professor
Mark Ryan

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation


Film, Television and Digital Media, Communication and Media Studies

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


  • Ph.D (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BA Hons (First Class) (Mass Communication) (University of Southern Qld)
  • BA (Mass Communication) (University of Southern Qld)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Chief Investigator, Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), QUT, 2015-present
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK
  • President of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ), from 2015 - 2018.
  • Executive Member of Australian Screen Producers Education and Research Association (ASPERA), July 2015 -July 2016.
  • Executive Member of Creative Lab, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • Member of Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2012-2016.
  • Member of Australian Film Critics Association of Australia (AFCA), 2017 -present.


Since 2008, I have coordinated or taught in the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in creative industries, screen studies and media studies:

  • Screen Business (KPB121)
  • Screen Issues (KPB325)
  • Australian Film and Television (KPB212)
  • TV and Film Text Analysis (KPB113)
  • Global Screen Industries  (KPB206)
  • International Cinema (KPB206)
  • Creative Industries: People and Practices (KKB101)
  • Introduction to Entertainment (KXB101)
  • Project Design in Creative Industries (KKP003)
  • Media and Communication Industries (KCB104)

Selected publications

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Extreme Sports as Filmed Entertainment: Understanding Aesthetic Form, Style and Characteristics of Extreme Sports Films
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Christy Collis
  • Private Television Channels in Bangladesh: A Political-Economy Analysis of the Role of the State and How This Impacts News Media
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kevin Sanson