Dr Peter English

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Dr Peter English


Senior Lecturer, Journalism

PhD Sunshine Coast, BA(Hons) Sunshine Coast, BA, Qld.UT

+61 7 5430 2852
Office location
D-G.23, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
Dr Peter English


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, and media. He has worked as a sports journalist for more than two decades, and continues to write for domestic and international publications.

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Professional memberships

  • Journalism Education Association of Australia

Awards and fellowships

  • 2018 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Research Grant
  • Journalism Education Association of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011, Journalism Education Association of Australia

Current research projects

Project name 

​Project description 

​A typology of Australian sports journalism 

​Interviews with 120 Australian sports journalists to help understand their roles, responsibilities and practices in contemporary newsrooms.

Facilitating the academic success of high-performance student-athletes 

This project involves examining what teaching approaches student-athletes require to succeed at university, and also investigates how educators perceive their ability to provide teaching and curriculum support to student-athletes.

Research grants and commissions

Grant / project name 


​Funding body and A$ Value  



A typology of Australian sports journalism 

Dr Peter English 

Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Research Grant ($5980) 


Sports journalism 

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