Dr Lukasz   Swiatek
Senior Lecturer

Dr Lukasz Swiatek

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

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

  • Communication
  • Strategic communication
  • Integrated communication
  • Public relations and communication management
  • Organisations and communication
  • Media
  • Social media
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Entertainment
  • Recognition and rewarding (including awards and prizes, as well as professional recognition schemes, such as fellowships)
  • Social status
  • Celebrity
  • Higher education
  • Cultural competence

 
Academic memberships

  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 8535
Location
Robert Webster Building (G14), UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus (NSW 2052)

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Edgington U, 2021, 'Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Support for Higher Education Employees', in Housel TH (ed.), Mental Health among Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students: A Critical Perspective, Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), Maryland, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793630247/
    Books | 2020
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Brevini B; Swiatek L, 2020, Amazon: Understanding a Global Communication Giant, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367816711
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2019, 'Celebrities', in Merskin DL (ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, pp. 275 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519.n109
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2019, 'Funded by philanthropy, founded for activism: Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their organisations’ political endeavours', in Farrell N (ed.), The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 35 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315560519-3
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2019, 'Awards and Prizes for Journalism', in Vos TP; Hanusch F; Sehl A; Dimitrakopoulou D; Geertsema-Sligh M (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, pp. 203 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0161
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Hobbs M; Swiatek L, 2019, 'Public Relations and Lobbying: Influencing Politics and Policy', in Sheehan M (ed.), Advocates and Persuaders, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, pp. 159 - 180, https://scholarly.info/book/advocates-and-persuaders/
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2018, 'The Podcast as an Intimate Bridging Medium', in Llinares D; Fox N; Berry R (ed.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 173 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90056-8_9
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Brevini B, 2017, 'Australia: The Perpetual Battler', in Herzog C; Hilker H; Novy L; Torun O (ed.), Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media, Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 133 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-17997-7_11
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Brevini B; Swiatek L, 2016, 'Mediaset (Gruppo Mediaset)', in Birkinbine B; Gomez R; Wasko J (ed.), Global Media Giants, Routledge, London, pp. 181 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315682334-11
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Accessing the Finest Minds: Insights into Creativity from Esteemed Media Professionals', in Silton NR (ed.), Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts, IGI Global, Hershey, pp. 240 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0504-4.ch012
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2015, 'Constructing the Cosmopolitan Arena Concert', in Edgar R; Halligan B; Fairclough-Isaacs K; Spelman N (ed.), The Arena Concert: Music, Mediation and Mass Entertainment, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781501316326.ch-006
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'Rewarding Work, Representing Work: The Serious Side of Entertainment in Globalised Award Shows', in Öztürk G (ed.), Cultural Perspectives on the Entertainment Industry: Communication, Media, and Societal Impacts, IGI Global, Hershey, pp. 203 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6190-5.ch012
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Galloway C; Swiatek L, 2018, 'Public relations and artificial intelligence: It’s not (just) about robots', Public Relations Review, vol. 44, pp. 734 - 740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.10.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2017, 'Education for sustainable happiness and well-being', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 36, pp. 1307 - 1309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2017.1345604
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Public Relations and Participatory Culture: Fandom, Social Media and Community Engagement', Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, vol. 12, pp. 129 - 142, http://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/apprj/index.php/apprj/article/view/87/67
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Constructing Cultural Memory: A Memetic Approach', International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, vol. 12, pp. 129 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.12.1.129_1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Organizational Discourse: Communication and Constitution', Media International Australia, vol. 160, pp. 152 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X16652569c
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'Rewarding and Promoting Creativity: New Approaches, Old Realities', Academic Quarter [Akademisk Kvarter], vol. 9, pp. 73 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.5278/ojs.academicquarter.v0i09.3249
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'Theorizing borders through analyses of power relationships', Regions and Cohesion, vol. 4, pp. 124 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/reco.2014.040308
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'An Educational and Inspirational Broadcast: The Oscars Red Carpet Pre-Show', Networking Knowledge, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.31165/nk.2014.74.354
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Mansvelt J; Hartnett M; Mentis M; Swiatek L; O'Hara D; Robinson G; Carusi R; Elers S; Lewis E, 2018, Creating effective communities of practice for technology-enhanced learning, Massey University, Manawatu/Palmerston North
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Sutherland K; Brogt E, 2018, Report from the 2018 Academic Development Symposium: Connecting and Staying Connected, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia New Zealand, Wellington, https://tinyurl.com/ad-symposium-2018-report
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Brogt E; Milne J; Sutherland K, 2017, Report from the 2017 Academic Development Symposium: Supporting Academics Over Their Career, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia New Zealand, Wellington, https://web.archive.org/web/20180129163758/http://herdsa.org.nz/docs/Acad_Dev_Symp2017.pdf
  • Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Galloway C, 2020, 'Public Relations, Pedagogy and Problematic Technological Developments', presented at the 2020 Asia Pacific Public Relations Research and Education Network (APPRREN) Symposium, Curtin University, Perth
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Edgington U, 2019, 'Enhancing Higher Education Teaching and Learning through Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Approaches', the University of Auckland, presented at Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, the University of Auckland
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Tan K, 2019, 'Inter-organizational Reputation Restoration from Sexual Harassment and Assault Incidents: A Conceptual Framework', presented at the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Old Parliament House, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Edgington U; Swiatek L, 2019, 'Next Generation Bullying Reduction: New Considerations for Healthier Higher Education Workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand', presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, the University of Auckland
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Galloway C, 2018, 'Encouraging Artificial Intelligence Sustainability through Collaboration and ‘Coopetition’ in the PR Industry', presented at the Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Annual Conference, Massey University, Auckland
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Edgington U; Swiatek L, 2018, 'Bullying in the New Zealand Workplace', presented at the Culture Shift Conference, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Galloway C, 2018, 'Public Relations and the Cloud: A Critical Interrogation of a Growing Issue', presented at the Barcelona International Critical PR Conference (8), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Galloway C, 2018, 'Digital Labour Dilemmas for Public Relations', presented at the Barcelona International Critical PR Conference (8), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
    Conference Posters | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Edgington U, 2018, 'Interpretations of Best Practice in Culturally-Sensitive Teaching: Insights from Award-Winners', Adelaide Convention Centre, presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Edgington U; Swiatek L, 2018, 'An investigation of induction policies for university teachers: (re)valuing staff and cultural diversity', in Wache D; Houston D (ed.), Research and Development in Higher Education: [Re] Valuing Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Adelaide Convention Centre, pp. 81 - 91, presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, http://www.herdsa.org.au/system/files/Edgington_et_al_HERDSA2018.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L; Verhoeven G, 2017, 'Building students’ enterprise skills through inductive teaching', presented at the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference, Massey University, Manawatu/Palmerston North
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Edgington U; Swiatek L, 2017, 'Migration and cultural contexts: What are the lived experiences of overseas tertiary teaching staff who have moved to New Zealand?', presented at the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference, Massey University, Manawatu/Palmerston North
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2017, 'Rewarding Communication: From the Oscars to Oprah, and Beyond', presented at the 2017 School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing Research Seminar Series, Massey University, Wellington
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2017, 'The growing inequalities produced by recognitional communications in the digital age', in Öztürk G; Eken I (ed.), First International Conference on New Trends in Communication, Nobel Akademik, Istanbul Commerce University [İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi], pp. 555 - 564, presented at the First International Conference on New Trends in Communication, Istanbul Commerce University [İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi], http://acikerisim.ticaret.edu.tr/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11467/1649/M00850.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Learning from the very best craft practitioners: Fostering student creativity using models of excellence', presented at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, the University of Newcastle
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2016, 'Beyond certificates and statuettes: The growing media resources of accolade-conferring organisations', presented at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, the University of Newcastle
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2015, 'Awards and Prizes: Historic Media and their Coverage', presented at the Ninth Australian Media Traditions Conference, the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'The cultural activism of awarding organisations: From compassionate imagination to compassionate participation', presented at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference, the University of Wollongong
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'Counter prizes and counter publicity: A case study of the Food Sovereignty Prize', presented at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference, the University of Wollongong
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2014, 'When is an elite public not elite? Understanding the character and communications of laurelled elite publics', presented at the Contemporary Publics International Symposium, Deakin University, Burwood, Melbourne
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Dr Lukasz Swiatek
    Swiatek L, 2012, 'Awards and Prizes: Beyond the Material', presented at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference, the University of Sydney

Awards

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
 

Grants

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
 

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