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The Board

Prof Michael Keane

Michael Keane is Chair of the CAWC Board. He is Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, and Program Leader of the Digital China Lab. Prof Keane’s  key research interests are digital transformation in China; East Asian cultural and media policy; and creative industries and cultural export strategies in China and East Asia.

He is editor of the book series Digital China (Anthem Press, UK). Recent publications include Willing Collaborators: Foreign partners in Chinese Media (ed. Rowman and Littlefield 2018) and the Handbook of the Cultural and Creative Industries in China (ed. Edward Elgar 2016). Prof Keane’s single authored publications include China’s Television Industry (Palgrave 2015), Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media (Polity 2013), China’s New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Regional Investment (Routledge 2011), and Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward (Routledge 2007).


Dr Liz Byrski

Dr Liz Byrski

Liz Byrski is the Senior Fellow and former Director of the China Australia Writing Centre, and an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University.  Liz is the author of nine novels including Gang of Four and The Woman Next Door, and more than a dozen non-fiction books including Remember Me and In Love and War: Nursing Heroes, and the essay/memoir Getting On: Some Thoughts on Women and Ageing.

Liz is a former journalist and ABC Radio broadcaster, and has taught creative and professional writing, and journalism at Curtin University.  She was an advisor to a minister in the Western Australian Government and is a former President of the WA Women’s Advisory Council to the Premier.


Glynn Greensmith

Glynn Greensmith

Glynn co-ordinates and teaches the Introduction to Journalism – Broadcast unit for first year students, and the Radio News unit in the second year. He is also the co-ordinator for Multimedia News Production and Advanced Radio News units aimed at third years. Glynn runs the Study Tour unit offering students the incredible chance to go to Fudan University in Shanghai.

He continues to work as a radio presenter for the ABC, and has been with the public broadcaster since 2005.

Glynn’s PhD thesis is on the media coverage of mass shootings, and he has written extensively on the subject, as well as being involved in national TV & radio interviews.

Glynn has a BA (Honours) in International Relations and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, both from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK.


Henry Li

Assoc Prof Henry Li

Henry Siling Li is Dean of International for China at Curtin University and Deputy Director of the China-Australia Writing Centre and of the Centre for Culture and Technology. His research focuses on self-representation and user-productivity among young people in Chinese social media networks. He has published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Chinese Journal of Communication and Cultural Science Journal. He is the co-author of Creative Economy and Culture (2015), published by SAGE.


Prof Steve Mickler

Prof Steve Mickler

Steve Mickler is Head of School, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. He was Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities from August 2016 to February 2017 and Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor from June 2015 to August 2016. Prior to this, he was was foundational Head of the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts from July 2008 to June 2015.  He was Head of the Department of Media and Information from July 2005 to June 2008. He is a member of the Faculty of Humanities Management Board and University Academic Board. He joined the academic staff at Curtin University in 1998, lecturing in communication studies and journalism, following a Research Fellowship with the Centre for Research in Culture and Communication at Murdoch University. From July to October 2009 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research on Work and Society at York University in Toronto, and in 2003 was a Visiting Fellow at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


Stephanie Oleksiuk

Dr Anne Ryden

Anne Ryden is a Lecturer in Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University where she coordinates and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Anne is a published translator of several suspense and crime novels. She expanded her practical experience into a doctoral research project on the process of literary translation from English to Danish. She has worked in the private and corporate sectors as a professional writer and editor, and freelanced for several years.

Her research interests include translation as a form of professional writing, the future role of the professional writer and editor, and the place of the reader in text production and consumption.