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Professor Jock Given

Professor, Media and Communications
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, Australia; Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland, Australia; Bachelor of Commerce, university of Queensland, Australia; Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia


Jock Given researches, writes and teaches about media and communications policy, business, law and history. His work has been published in journals including Telecommunications Policy, Journal of Information Policy, Media and Communication, Business History, Media History, Australian Economic History Review, Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television and Historical Records of Australian Science. His radio documentaries 'Crawfords: Television for the People' and 'Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless' were first broadcast by ABC Radio National's Hindsight program in 2014 and 2012. He is a founding associate editor of the Journal of Digital Media and Policy (Intellect, previously International Journal of Digital Television) and a member of the international editorial board of Telecommunications Policy (Elsevier). In November 2022, Jock joined the board of the Australiian Society of Authors. He previously worked as Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director, Legislation and Industry Economics in the Australian Department of Transport and Communications.

Research interests

Media and communications policy and history; Broadcasting; Media ownership; Digital TV and radio; Broadband; International trade agreements

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Media and communications policy, business, law and history: Includes publishing, radio, television and online video, cinema; audiovisual production and distribution; multinational media, communications, internet and IT business; international trade in media and communications services


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies - 470102
  • Historical Studies - 430300

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies;media law

Further information



Also published as: Given, Jock; Given, J.; Given, Donald; Given, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2009: Developing next generation broadband infrastructure: learning from Australia’s national broadband network *; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

* Chief Investigator