Dr Peter English - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Peter English

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

  • Senior Lecturer, Journalism
+61 7 5430 2852
Office location
D-G.23, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
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 

Research areas

  • sports journalism
  • sports media
  • high performance sport

Teaching areas

  • Sports Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism

Program coordinator

Dr Peter English’s specialist areas of knowledge include sports journalism, online journalism, social media and sport.

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Sports journalist Dr Peter English will be the presenter of a USC Friday Night Sports Talk.
USC students help to cover federal election
18 May 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast Journalism students have become part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch website.