Dr Peter English

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Dr Peter English


Teaching areas

  • Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Acting Honours Coordinator for 2018

Research areas

  • sports journalism
  • online journalism
  • social media
  • sport

Program coordinator


Peter’s chief research area is sports journalism, with an emphasis on its journalists, content, and social media. He is also interested in change in broader areas of journalism, media, and new media.

He is a member of the Arts Research in Creative Humanities research cluster at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Stay in touch with Peter on Twitter.

Professional memberships

  • Journalism Education Association of Australia


  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2012–2014, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Journalism Education Association of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011, Journalism Education Association of Australia

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year Focus
Applying a connectedness learning model at USC to develop a networked approach to lifelong graduate employability Dr MJ de Villiers Scheepers (lead), Dr Ben Goldsmith, Dr Mark Sayers, Dr Peter English, Dr Gail Crimmins and Dr Joanna McIntyre

USC Commissioned Learning and Teaching Grant: Graduate Employability


This project applies an OLT connectedness learning model (Bridgstock, 2016) at USC in selected disciplines to assess students’ current social network capabilities and implement action plans to improve these capabilities, thereby enhancing students’ employability and USC’s engagement with relevant stakeholder groups.

Reporting roles and views of Australian and Indian sports journalists Dr Peter English

USC Faculty of Arts and Business* Seed Grant (A$4,833.79)

*now Faculty of Arts, Business and Law

2014 Examining how sports journalists consider their roles in terms of being cheerleaders or watchdogs

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