Dr Phillip McIntyre

Dr Phillip McIntyre

Associate Professor - Communication

School of Creative Industries (Communication)

Career Summary


Associate Professor Phillip McIntyre is a Communication and Media scholar who researches how novel and valued things are created by human beings. He seeks to answer a basic research question: what is the most rational way to explain how novel things are bought into being? In addition to this basic research question, he also seeks to answer an applied question: How can these explanations help to increase human kind’s ability to generate unique and valued products, processes and ideas? In short he researches the phenomenon of creativity and innovation.

A/Prof McIntyre is the Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and is a current member of the International Communication Association (ICA) and the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP). He sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the Art of Record Production (JARP) and Cultural Science. He is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography. He has guest-edited the Global Media Journal and the Communication Research and Practice journal. 

Dr McIntyre's book The Creative System in Action: Understanding Cultural Production and Practice, co-edited with Dr Janet Fulton and Dr Elizabeth Paton, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2016 and Creativity and Cultural Production: Issues for Media Practice was published by the same publisher in 2012. His new co-edited book with Dr Janet Fulton, Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, was published by Cambridge Scholarly Publishers in 2017. He, along with his colleagues Dr Janet Fulton, Dr Elizabeth Paton, Dr Susan Kerrigan and Dr Michael Meany, is contracted to deliver Creativity in Higher Education to Palgrave MacMillan in 2018.