Stuart Cunningham AM is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications, QUT.
He has published extensively on topics such as emerging digital industries, the creative industries and national innovation policy, and Australian screen culture and industry.
He directed the first ARC Centre of Excellence based outside the sciences (Creative Industries and Innovation) from 2005 to 2014 and has had substantial senior management experience at QUT.
He is a fellow of the UK-based Academy of Social Sciences and the International Communication Association, and an inaugural fellow in Cultural and Communication Studies, Australian Academy of the Humanities.
He was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015.
Advocacy, advice and governance roles Stuart has held include: Research Working Group, A New Approach, Australian Academy of the Humanities; Adviser, Bureau of Communications and Arts Research, Federal Department of Communications and the Arts Bureau of Communications and Arts; StoryFutures Creative Cluster, UK; Cooperative Research Centre Committee; Director of Screen Queensland; National Cultural Policy Reference Group; NSW Creative Industries Task Force; President of Council of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Library Board of Queensland; ARC College of Experts, including Chair of the Humanities and Creative Arts Panel; Director of the Australian Film Commission.