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Dr Andy Ward

PhD Qld.UT; Master of Fine Arts Qld.UT

  • Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Music
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
+61 7 5459 4826
Office location
SD K.2.25A
Sunshine Coast
Andy Ward

Dr Andy Ward is a songwriter, producer, and researcher focusing on contemporary songwriting, popular music production, and popular culture. His work spans multiple major and independent record labels and is internationally awarded, with his most recent major label project receiving 3 gold records from the European market.

Andy brings his years of industry practice to academia, and today continues to work with major record labels and music publishers on developing songs and artists from around the world.

His research is focused on creative practice music, health, and wellbeing, de-weaponising music, music industry research, regional and remote music, sustainability in creative economies, and further establishing songwriting-as-research.

Professional Memberships 

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)


  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2016-2018

  • QUT Faculty of Creative Industries Dean’s Award for academic excellence 2014

Professional Social Media

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Potential Research Projects for HDR & Honours Students

  • Songwriting, Music, Production, and Performance
  • Narrative Theory
  • Sustainability and Creative Economies

Research areas

  • performance technology
  • songwriting
  • music production

Teaching areas

  • Music
  • Creative Industries

Andy’s main research interests include Musicology, Narratology, Sustainability, Music, Songwriting, and Creative Economies.

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