Dr Gregory Nash

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Dr Gregory Nash

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Teaching areas

  • Communication
  • Creative Writing

Research areas

  • assessment design
  • communication
  • first year experience of university students
  • first year experience of university students
  • science fiction
  • creative writing

Profile

Dr Greg Nash is a senior lecturer in communication in the School of Communication and Creative Industries and is course coordinator of COR109 Communication and Thought.

Greg began his undergraduate degree in January 2002 at the University of the Sunshine Coast and started teaching in 2005 at the commencement of his Honours degree. He has taught communication, Australian cultural studies, creative writing and public relations. He has a keen interest in the experience of first year students and those returning to study from the workforce.

Greg is an ambassador for the White Ribbon organisation and has presented at UQ Women’s Collective (2014), Sunshine Coast Literary Association Summer School (2013), TEDxGympie (2012), the Noosa Long Weekend Festival (2010), Sunshine Coast Literary Association’s WARM on the Sunshine Coast (2008) and the Brisbane Writer’s Festival (2006). He has also written for a number of magazines on the Sunshine Coast with topics including science fiction and parenting.

Greg’s research focus is on assessment design and practice and improving the first year experience of university students. He has further interests in the fields of communication, creative writing (in particular; science fiction and fantasy) and methodology of creative writing.

Awards

  • Vice Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of the Sunshine Coast, 2015
  • USC Advance award for advancing quality teaching, 2013
  • Good Practice BLASST award for benchmarking leadership and advancement of standards for sessional teaching, 2013, National Office of Learning and Teaching
  • (Nominee) Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding University Teacher, 2009, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Rotary Scholarship (2006), Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Science fiction, particularly in relation to influence and impact on contemporary and future society
  • Fantasy, particularly in relation to influence and impact on contemporary and future society
  • The use of history in the construction of contemporary and futuristic fiction
  • The role of science fiction and fantasy in the development of contemporary society
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