Lukasz Swiatek lectures in Media and Communications, within the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, at UNSW Sydney. He draws on a wealth of practical industry experience in both his teaching and research.
Over the years, he has taught a range of postgraduate and undergraduate (junior and senior) courses in media studies, communication, and international and global studies. He supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students. His learning and teaching blog receives hundreds of visitors from around the world each year.
The first major focus of his research is strategic communication. Current studies are investigating issues in digital media and communication affecting organisations and professional communicators. They are also examining the changing nature of recognition and reward. The second major focus of his research is higher education.
Previously, he worked in publishing and news (as a reporter and editor) and in integrated communication (combining public relations and advertising), in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Research interests and expertise
Recent awards include:
(1) 2019: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Fellowship
(2) 2017: The University of Sydney’s Rita and John Cornforth Medal for PhD Achievement (now the Rita and John Cornforth Medal for Research Excellence)
(3) 2017: Massey University Business School Service, Teaching, Administration and Research Award
(4) 2015: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, the University of Sydney
(5) 2014: Excellence in Teaching (Practice) Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney
Recent grants include:
(1) 2021: ADA Research Fellowship
(2) 2021: School of the Arts and Media Research Grant
(3) 2020: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Grant (with U. Edgington)
(4) 2020: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Grant (with J. Coburn, A. Ducasse, M. Northcote, L. Partridge, and N. Samarawickrema)
(5) 2019: School of the Arts and Media Research Grant