BA Comm (Advertising); GDip MKT MA (Communication Studies)
Brett is an experienced media practitioner through two decades of work, in both metropolitan and regional settings, as a radio producer, presenter, marketer and manager. He has also undertaken roles in advertising and media agencies such as Clemenger, McCann and Starcom. Prior to becoming an academic Brett ran his own communication consultancy, "Media Allsorts", which provided both creative and strategic services to clients. Brett has been a member of the advertising teaching staff at CSU since 1998 and held the position of Course Director for five years. In 2002 he was the recipient of the global IAA Harrison Award for excellence in teaching and has received two ALTC Citations for outstanding contribution to student learning in 2008 & 2010. In 2004 Brett co-authored his first book titled "Advertising Ethics", through Pearson Ed publications, and has research interests in "professional, practice-based and authentic learning" practices and the impact of ‘authentic’ communication tactics.
Brett teaches across the disciplines of Advertising and Radio in particular the Advertising Creative Process, Advertising Principles, and the Project Management process for Media and Communication.
Brett’s research interests are in the areas of professional and practice-based learning, in particular the role of authentic learning experiences and their impact on professional identity. Brett has also investigated the concepts of intimate and authentic communication tactics in both the media environment and in learning situations, including the burgeoning practice of podcasting. Brett’s co-authored book on Advertising Ethics, interrogated these tactics from an ethical standpoint. His continued work in this area intends to deepen an understanding of ‘authenticity’ in communication practice and learning design.
Brett is a member of the following professional associations:
From 2010-2011 Brett held a position on the National Executive of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)